The Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) is located in the heart of Wine Country, 55 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Airport is named after Charles M. Schulz, the famed cartoonist of the Peanuts comic strip, who lived in Santa Rosa for more than 30 years. The Airport's logo features Snoopy, clad in World War I flying-ace attire, sitting atop his doghouse.
STS is the only commercial service airport between the San Francisco Bay Area to the south, Sacramento to the east, and Arcata-Eureka to the north.
This location makes STS a major point of access for visitors to Sonoma County and neighboring wine country communities, resorts, and businesses. STS’s primary service area includes Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties, and parts of Marin and Napa counties.
The availability of direct and connecting routes through STS provides the community an alternative to driving the distance to the nearby larger airports like SFO, SMF, or OAK, which are each located about 75 miles from STS.
STS has flights with Alaska Airlines to Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle; American Airlines to Dallas and Phoenix Sky Harbor; Avelo Airlines to Burbank and Las Vegas; United Airlines to San Francisco and Denver (resumes in January 2023); and aha! (operated by ExpressJet) to Reno. STS has also historically provided the community with connections through major hub airports such as SFO and LAX.
In addition to commercial flights, the Airport serves
a growing population of general aviation activities including corporate and business flying.
In recent years, the Airport has seen an uptick in passenger numbers, and is currently undergoing a $30 million Terminal Improvement and Modernization Project. The project includes 33,000 square feet of new construction and 7,000 square feet of renovated space. Construction is anticipated to be completed by spring 2023.
For additional information about STS, please visit FlySTS.com.
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