"It shouldn't be as busy as New Year's Day when the Rose Bowl can
attract 50 or so visiting corporate aircraft, but some of our tenants do
expect a noticeable increase," Marrero said. "We just want the public to
know this is a special, one-time event."
The airport also issued requests to aircraft owners to comply with the
10 p.m.-to-7 a.m. flight curfew. Flight dispatch centers were also sent
The curfew restricts the operations of older Stage 2 jets, which tend
to cause more noise. Most commercial flights don't fall into that
category and can flight at night. The airport has a voluntary curfew on
the newer, quieter Stage 3 planes.
Private operators can be fined for flying during the restricted hours.
Airport spokesman Victor Gill said the airport has levied 19 fines since
June 1999 ranging from $500 to $1,000.
The increases in flights should subside Friday, the day after the
nominating convention ends.