Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a joint civil-military airport in Fresno, California, United States. Its airport code 'FAT' stands for "Fresno Air Terminal," a former name for the airport.
FAT Airport is owned and operated by the city of Fresno. It operates two runways on a property spanning 1,728 acres (699 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- Due to its central location within the state, the Fresno Airport is home to several military, law enforcement, firefighting, and medical air units.
- In 2019, 1.96 million passengers flew in and out of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport is working on a $115 million expansion project that will add new gates, expand terminal facilities and add a 900-space three-level parking garage.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Travelers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
- Passengers should make sure they carry a photo identification and other necessary documents while traveling.
- Please have a look at the FAT Airport Map before visiting the airport.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped-off and picked up from outside the terminal.
- For waiting, the Cell Phone waiting area is available free of charge. The waiting time shall not exceed 60 minutes, and the driver shall be in the vehicle for that whole time.
- Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Fresno Airport.
- Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at FAT Airport here.
Fresno Yosemite Airport consists of a main terminal. An ongoing project includes several changes to the main terminal
- the addition of a new upper-level concourse with two new gates and jet bridges that can be used for both domestic and international flights,
- enlarging the screening area for arriving international passengers,
- expanding the luggage-handling and sorting area for outbound flights,
- increasing the number of Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint lanes.
For more information, please refer to the FAT Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Fresno Yosemite International Airport include Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Volaris, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at FAT Airport here.
It is one of the most convenient parking options at Fresno Airport.
Every 20 minutes - $1
Daily maximum - $12
Another parking option at FAT Airport is the long-term parking space.
Every 20 minutes - $1
Daily maximum - $8
Passengers have various transport options to travel from Fresno Airport. There are a number of rental car companies, taxis, public transportation, plus more.
A consolidated rental car facility is available at the west end of the terminal. Several car rental companies provide car hire services in the territory of the airport like Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, etc.
Various taxi service providers at Fresno Airport include Coalinga Transit, Fresno Area Express, and many more.
Bus rides are served by two providers: Fresno Area Express (FAX) and the City of Visalia. Fresno Area Express (FAX) operates two public transit buses to the airport, each with half-hourly service. The City of Visalia operates the V-Line bus between the airport and the Visalia Transit Center and the Visalia Airport.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Fresno Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: 5175 E Clinton Way, Fresno, CA 93727, USA
Phone: (559) 621-4500
Fresno Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In June 1942, The Fresno Yosemite International Airport opened as a military airfield.
- Construction started on a new, larger passenger terminal in 1959 on the south side of the field.
- In 1996, the airport's name was changed from Fresno Air Terminal to Fresno Yosemite International Airport to attract out-of-state and international visitors to Yosemite National Park to the airport.
- Despite the new name, scheduled international commercial flights would not begin operating in Fresno for nearly a decade.
- At the turn of the 21st century, the city began a series of projects that would expand and remodel the passenger terminal. The first and most notable project was the expansion of the concourse building.
- In 2019, United scheduled an up-gauge for one of its daily flights between Fresno and Denver to mainline aircraft.