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County considering proposal to add direct Seattle flight from Meadows Field

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 12:01:50-05

The county is looking at adding a flight from Bakersfield to Seattle, according to Kern County officials.

Officials on Friday confirmed with 23ABC that it is considering a proposal that would create a direct flight from Meadows Field in Bakersfield to Seattle.

Megan Person, director of communications for the county, issued a statement to 23ABC about the possibility.

"Meadows Field Airport has identified service to Seattle as the most advantageous destination to increase air service since the introduction of flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) that started in March 2019.

"Development of a proposal is underway with meetings scheduled with prospective carriers in June. The DFW service has increased to two daily flights which has substantially contributed to the 20% increase in overall passengers in 2019.

"The Airport believes that daily service to Seattle can be profitably initiated into our community, providing business connections and recreational travel opportunities to the Pacific Northwest and to the over 100 destinations beyond Sea-Tac."