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Claycord Online Museum – Fly Concord To SFO 6 Times A Day – Also Fly To San Jose And Four Other California Cities


This is an advertisement from 1969.

If you wanted, you could fly from Concord’s Buchanan Airport to SFO, six times a day. You could also fly from Concord to San Jose, Eureka, Visalia, Salinas and Fresno.

Anyone remember when you could fly out of Concord with Golden Pacific Airlines?


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nytemuvr November 23, 2022 - 1:36 AM - 1:36 AM

I do, before(?) this you could helicopter from Lafayette to SFO. Never rode either.

S November 23, 2022 - 9:06 AM - 9:06 AM

Don’t remember this one…

My mind is thinking that PSA tried a few flights out of Concord before their demise??????

Cowellian November 23, 2022 - 9:44 AM - 9:44 AM

That’s what I remember from the early nineties. I had an office on Stanwell that overlooked the airport, and a PSA flight took off every morning, right around 7:30.

Ancient Mariner November 23, 2022 - 10:53 AM - 10:53 AM

Yes, I flew out of Buchanan on a PSA flight to Burbank (or maybe Ontario).
It was a small 4-engined airliner, very nice, and the flight attendants were very friendly.
Security was so much faster (and more efficient) than SFO or OAK.
I wish PSA was still flying!

ClayDen November 23, 2022 - 11:08 AM - 11:08 AM

That was before we moved to the area. However, there was another airline that had flights to and from SFO from Concord around 1980 or so. They flew Britten-Norman Islander and Trislander aircraft. I flew a round trip to a meeting in Washington without driving. I took the bus from near our house in Clayton to SFO, flew to Washington National (now Reagan National) Airport, took the DC Metro to my hotel near the meeting site and did the reverse to get home. The flight to SFO landed at one of the gates at the domestic terminal, you got out of the airplane and walked up the stairs next to the jet bridge and then to your departure gate. Of course, this was before the TSA.

PSA used to fly from Concord to SoCal using BA-146 aircraft that we would now call a regional airliner. It had 4 turbofan engines and 70-112 seats, depending on the version. I flew a round trip to SoCal (San Diego I think) at least once; it was very convenient. I was waiting for my wife to pick me up in Concord and heard what sounded like a high powered V-12. I turned and looked as a P-51 made a high speed low pass over the runway. Cool!

Jeff Brown November 24, 2022 - 2:57 PM - 2:57 PM

I remember for a short time in the 1980s, Delta Airlines had a commuter flight out of buchanan. You could also take one flight a day to Los Angeles Bob Hope international. I think that service was shut down by 1990

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