Future Improvements for Baja
SeaPort Airlines Files for Government Approval to Begin Service from San Diego, CA to San Felipe, Mexico
(June 23, 2014) – SeaPort Airlines submitted its application today to the U.S. Department of Transportation to start service from San Diego, California in the United States to San Felipe, Baja California in Mexico. San Felipe would be SeaPort’s first destination in Mexico, expanding its current network of 23 airports across nine states. Service to San Felipe will also require approval by the Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). SeaPort will file the requisite application with Mexico authorities shortly.
“SeaPort Airlines is committed to providing more destination options to our customers in Southern California,” said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines “We’ve had a flood of requests from customers for flights to San Felipe and we’ve been listening. Our applications filed today are a first step toward our plans to bring direct air service between San Felipe and San Diego this fall.”
THE ESCALERA NAUTICA
Escalera Nauticais a 1.9 billion dollar project created by FONATUR to encourage tourism and development in Baja California. FONATUR stands for the National Trust Fund for Tourism and Development.
“The plan calls for 22 full-service marinas, 10 of them new. Of the existing 12, 7 will be improved, and 5 are judged as already adequate. The 10 new marinas will be located on sites with natural shelter, or bays, a feature the peninsula has in abundance. Five of these are to be in Baja California, 3 in Baja California Sur, and 1 each in Sonora and Sinaloa.”
Additionally, the plan calls for an 84-mile highway route for towing boats from one side of the peninsula to the other. This feature will allow boat travelers quick access to either body of water for those without time or interest in sailing around the southernmost tip of Baja California Sur. Further, the plan calls for improving the road between Mexicali and San Felipe to allow bigger boat towing rigs cross border access to the Sea of Cortez.
SAN FELIPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The plan also calls for improvements in 10 existing airports and 10 airstrips, to make it easier for tourists to get to the chain of marinas. In this manner, Mexico hopes it will attract year-round mooring and rental income.”
San Diego Metropolitan
San Felipe International Airport (IATA: SFH, ICAO: MMSF) is an international airport located 11 km (6.8 mi) south of the central business district (CBD) of San Felipe. Though not currently served by commercial airlines, the airport is a port of entry into Mexico for general aviation. Since it designated as an international airport, there is a customs office to process visitors. So, if you have a private plane you may fly into San Felipe instead of drive.
Plans are well under way to upgrade the airport to handle commercial flights.
Existing Core Infrastructure
Available Services in TownWhySanFelipe_13
Authorized Urban, Tourist and Ecological Master
Plan Land Uses Program for the
San Felipe –Puertecitos Corridor