Commercial service at CEC is made possible by the Essential Air Service (EAS) program administered by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Currently, CEC receives a grant from the DOT under the Alternate EAS program. After public input, the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority elected to use this grant to enter into an agreement with Contour Airlines to provide commercial service at CEC with daily flights to and from Oakland International Airport (OAK).
Contour's operating schedule currently provides the following flights:
LF 3201 / CEC to OAK / Departs 7:00 AM and Arrives 8:10 AM - Available Daily
LF 3204 / OAK to CEC / Departs 11:55 AM and Arrives 1:10 PM - Available Fridays and Sundays and Summer Holidays*
LF 3203 / CEC to OAK / Departs 2:00 PM and Arrives 3:10 PM - Available Fridays and Sundays and Summer Holidays*
LF 3202 / OAK to CEC / Departs 5:30 PM and Arrives 6:45 PM - Available Daily
*Summer Holidays include: May 31st (for Memorial Day weekend), July 5th (for Independence Day), and September 6th (for Labor Day weekend).
Contour Airlines now has an airline interline agreement in place with American Airlines. This partnership allows for hassle free travel from CEC to any market in the world served by Contour or American. To take advantage of this simply visit ContourAirlines.com or AA.com and book your ticket. Please note, due to COVID-19 American Airlines is not presently serving OAK (as of April 2021) however it is anticipated that American will resume service at OAK in the near future.
For additional information, visit www.contourairlines.com or call 1-888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).