From the Sacramento Bee:
“If (consumers) have a pretty good fare charged by Allegiant, that may tip the balance between driving to Stockton or staying in Sacramento,” said Jan Brueckner, an economics professor and airline industry expert at the University of California, Irvine…. “Airlines will go where there’s demand,” Brueckner said. “Demand is a function of the local economy plus proximity of nearby big airports. Proximity reduces the demand for local air services, and Stockton’s local economy hasn’t been so good.”

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