Commercial Curfew Operations


The County’s General Aviation Noise Ordinance (“GANO”) prohibits commercial departures between 22:00 and 07:00 (08:00 on Sundays) and commercial arrivals between 23:00 and 07:00 (08:00 on Sundays). The Airport Director or his designee may authorize a departure or arrival outside of the commercial operations hours for an emergency, mechanical, air traffic control or weather delay, which is substantially beyond the control of the air carrier. All curfew exemption requests are reviewed by JWA and must receive express approval in advance of the specific arrival or departure. The table below lists each commercial operation during curfew hours for the most recent month.

Commercial Curfew Operations - October 2012

Date Airline Flt. No. Time Arrival/
Pre-Authorized Reason Origination/
10/03/2012 WN 3060 22:04:07 Departure Y ATC SMF
10/08/2012 AS 585 22:02:10 Departure Y MX PDX
10/08/2012 AA 1747 23:15:06 Arrival Y MX DFW
10/11/2012 WN 150 22:00:14 Departure Y WX OAK
10/11/2012 WN 3245 22:03:59 Departure Y WX PHX
10/11/2012 WN 144 22:15:43 Departure Y WX SFO
10/16/2012 UA 1293 22:00:57 Departure Y MX SFO
10/22/2012 UA 587 23:04:06 Arrival Y WX SFO
10/24/2012 WN 3060 22:16:38 Departure Y WX SMF
10/29/2012 FM 1369 20:36:46 Departure Y MX MEM


ATC Air Traffic Control
MX Mechanical
WX Weather
AA American Airlines
AS Alaska Airlines
FM Federal Express
UA United Airlines
WN Southwest Airlines
DFW Dallas, TX
MEM Memphis, TN
OAK Oakland, CA
PDX Portland, OR
PHX Phoenix, AZ
SFO San Frnacisco, CA
SMF Sacramento, CA