Airport Progress

The airport’s strategic location in the #1 agricultural region in the US means we’re vital to meeting the future demands for air travel and supporting the continued growth of California’s vibrant Central Valley.

Check Out Our New Parking Garage!

Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s multi-year expansion program, which will allow the airport to accommodate anticipated leisure and business travel growth in the years ahead, officially launched in September 2020 with the groundbreaking of the 4-level parking garage. FATforward, as the program is known, will also include a new terminal wing, expanded checkpoint and a new station to welcome international arrivals along with a waiting area. The airport expansion will offer an even better airport experience with more space, more parking and more amenities to welcome travelers.

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Sense of Place public art installation

Terminal Remodel and Solar Energy

The terminal facility underwent a complete renovation in 2008 with the doubling of the baggage claim area, terminal lobby remodel, and security screening checkpoint expansion. At the same time, Fresno Yosemite embarked on one of the largest solar airport installations to supply a viable source of renewable energy to meet the facility’s power needs.

In 2009, Fresno Yosemite complemented the terminal remodel with the Sense of Place public art installation celebrating the airport’s close proximity to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The display features sequoia firs, pines, fallen logs and other foliage including a giant walk-through Sequoia tree.

Consolidated Rental Car Facility

Remodeled in 2016, the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF) provides customers with convenient and direct access to vehicle pick up and drop off in a covered parking setting. Environmental benefits from the CRCF include increased water quality and conservation efforts through energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems.

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Other Completed Projects

In 2006, Fresno Yosemite opened a state of the art Federal Inspection Station (FIS) to receive the airport’s first international flight from Guadalajara, Mexico in early April. Fresno Yosemite is just one of few airports of its size nationwide with a fully operational FIS.

In 2002, the second level concourse was constructed with six passenger jet loading bridges and spacious passenger boarding areas. The concourse features panoramic views of the airfield and clear sights of aircraft operations.


Fresno Yosemite International Airport is located in the heart of vibrant Central California rich in history. Formally known as Hammer Airfield, the site was used by the US Army Air Force during World War II. Commercial air service began in 1948 at the Fresno Air Terminal or FAT. Since then, the Fresno Airport has progressively transformed in to a modernized facility to serve as vital air transportation hub for the region.