The Grey Eagle Aviation is making runs to San Felipe
HERE to get information.
rumors of commercial airline flights to San Felipe have
so far been just that --rumors. Recently some of the
local businessmen have chartered a nine passenger Cessna
Caravan from Grey Eagle Aviation for flights from both
Los Angeles and San Diego.
The commuter service is primarily the
brainstorm of San Felipe's real estate industry. Although
it is open to round-trip passengers, it would appear
to be a shuttle for the developers' potential customers,
much as El Dorado's flights are exclusively for their
Flights, to be three times a week, were
slated to start today (June 16, 2002) but have been
postponed. An official first-flight date has not yet
been given. Round-trip prices are about $375 out of
San Diego and $500 out of Los Angeles.
to this point, permits only allow round-trip passengers
to San Felipe. Once here, the airplane cannot board
any new passengers. They must return to the US with
their original passenger manifest. So if you dreamed
of buying a one-way ticket back to the States, you will
have to wait until restrictions are loosened.
According to the San Felipe Airport there
is another option called Baja Air. It is a six passenger
charter aircraft. However, they do not sell tickets
or seats. They rent the whole plane. The cost is around
$600./hr, whether one seat is filled or all six. Baja
Air flies out fo San Diego's Brown Field.
HERE for information about the San Felipe Airport.