Development at the airport satisfies demand
and creates opportunity.
Up With Thermal
A flurry of activity has Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport buzzing, and most
of the action is taking off away from the runways.
Over the last 18 months, the airport, located in Thermal and owned and
managed by Riverside County, has broken ground on projects to expand
capacity, increase service, and create economic opportunity.
In April, Desert Jet — a group of aircraft management, charter,
maintenance, and handling companies — broke ground on an expansion and
launched a new company, Desert Jet Center. The 5-acre project includes
about 10,000 square feet of terminal and office space, including a modern
passenger lobby, pilot flight planning area, and crew lounge.
Denise Wilson, president and CEO of Desert Jet, started the company to