San Carlos Airport
The San Carlos Airport is located 20 miles south of downtown San Francisco near the San Francisco Bay. It was constructed in it's present location in 1948. Prior to that, the Airport was located approximately one-half mile southwest of its current location at the site where Best Buy is now located.
The San Carlos Airport is home to approximately 500 aircraft and over 25 aviation related businesses. Last year, San Carlos Airport generated over 130,000 aircraft "operations". Approximately half of the operations are business related or revenue generating. The Airport is an important business and transportation asset to the community. Local businesses use their own aircraft or local air charter services to be more efficient, productive and competitive in their business markets.
San Carlos Airport provides a variety of emergency service and response functions including Air-Ambulance, Medivac flights, law enforcement patrols and it provides a base for other important emergency service activities and government agencies that add to the safety and security of the community.
The Airport is self-funded through airport user and business fees and receives no money from the County’s General Fund. Aviation is the top employer in San Mateo County and the Airport provides an important source of education and training for the pilots, mechanics and airport employees that fill the jobs in the industry.