Aircraft Noise

City Council has been activley engaged with monitoring aircraft noise and the impacts to residents. Councilmembers have  facilitated and assisted with neighborhood meetings in reaction to these increases caused by the flight path of aircrafts by Surf Air.

Residents and neighbors have noticed increases in noise over areas of Atherton, Redwood City, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that initiated operations into and out of San Carlos Airport in 2013. Surf Air has worked with the community to address the issue. 

The Town will provide regular updates related to the activity at Surf Air and other news and information around aircraft noise. 

Pilatus Plane

Surf Air Updates (Postponed during San Carlos Construction 9/11 - 10/10/2023)

The following is a synopsis of Scheduled Charter* Arrivals to the San Carlos Airport three weeks before the airport closure on Sept 11, 2023.  

  • The San Carlos Airport averages 3.54 Scheduled Charter aircraft arrivals daily. (Calculated from August 20, 2023). 

Surf Air continues to use transient parking spaces at San Carlos airport.

As it was not approved as a charted approach by the FAA, Surf Air does not fly the Bayside Visual Approach (BVA).