Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 02:30 p.m.

So, San Bernardino Mayor and International Airport Authority Chairman Pat Morris says there is a signed letter of interest, with a Mexican-based International Airline, to operate flights out of San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA).

Well, that’s what Morris says in Cassie MacDuff’s column in Thursdays edition of The Press-Enterprise.

My first response was to laugh out loud!

So what’s the name of this airline?

The airport that has slowly become a point of controversy as well as a sinkhole for $142 million, and counting, of taxpayer money.

Yes, people, as well as the local media, have finally started to wake-up and see what has gone terribly wrong with the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base.

SBIA has had a few “one-flight or so per week” wonders over the past fifteen years. One of them, if I recall correctly, was Mexican-based as well.

It failed miserably.

I was wondering why all the talk of an airline coming to the airport had quietly faded away from Morris’ proclamations.

Now we know why.

The boondoggle continues……