Sonoma County airport Thanksgiving traveler surge spurs parking expansion planning

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As Christmas approaches, officials at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport are looking for parking solutions after a higher-than-expected passenger crush in November.

“We filled up both of our long-term parking lots, filled up the short-term lot and scrambled to find street parking,” said Airport Manager Jon Stout. “I’m not aware of anybody missing their flights, but it definitely created anxiety and stress.”

In response to the Thanksgiving crush, the airport is upping its social media messaging and encouraging Christmas travelers to make reservations for the parking lots, and also recommending people use alternatives for getting to the airport, such as being dropped off or using Airport Express.

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