Third Daily United Express Jet Flight Coming to Redding

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A third daily round-trip United Express flight, operated by SkyWest Airlines. to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) will begin April 5, 2016. The new flight schedule will be as follows:

Depart RDD 5:15 a.m. Arrive SFO 6:34 a.m.
Depart SFO 8:30 a.m. Arrive RDD 9:37 a.m.
Depart RDD 10:30 a.m. Arrive SFO 11:41 a.m.
Depart SFO 2:30 p.m. Arrive RDD 3:35 p.m.
Depart RDD 4:00 p.m. Arrive SFO 5:09 p.m.
Depart SFO 10:00 p.m. Arrive RDD 10:58 p.m.

Redding Airports Director Rod Dinger stated, “The community’s response following the transition of turbo-props to regional jets last March has been very impressive. In talking with SkyWest, the high passenger demand and tremendous community support we’ve seen from people flying local is a major factor behind their decision to add this additional flight.”

In October 2014, the City was awarded a $450,000 federal grant through the Small Community Air Service Development Program to provide financial support to SkyWest as it retires the 30-passenger turboprops and replaces them with the larger 50-passenger CRJ200 regional jets. Redding is a three-time recipient of the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant and will use this grant in support of the added flight.

In late 2014, Redding Municipal celebrated the grand re-opening of Terminal Expansion Project, a $9.3 million project that not only modernized the facility, but also increased capacity of the hold room and improved passenger flow.

-from press release
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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Patrick says:

    Oh great, now we have 3 times the bad air service!! There is no other city the size of Redding that has such a horrible lack of air service. Medford should be our model, several airlines going in every direction. Very user friendly. Great TSA staff that don’t strip search every person in the airport because their bored. They also have jet ways, something our $150,000 a year airports manager forgot to add during the remodel.



  2. Avatar Peggy Elwood says:

    I do not understand the Redding Airport…expensive expansion ..6 flights a day…  just one location….in the 60’s we had jets flying to LA…we have had Horizon flying to Portland, Boise, Arcata, Seattle, etc….the train is impossible in the wee hours of the morn and always late…one of Redding’s worst can’t go anywhere unless you drive….how about getting flights to Sac and Portland…… really is one of my pet peaves…I talked with the airport manager once and was told we will never have more service here as you need population of 5000,000 to have a “hub”….flights that go in different directions…why does Medford have better service????????


  3. Avatar zeno says:

    The last time I travelled on Skywest, they cancelled two of their 3 trips to Redding from SFO in one day.  Had to get a hotel by the airport.  Then they charged me extra for parking in Redding.  Why did they spend all that money on an airport that nobody wants to use?  Haven’t flown  since.  And probably won’t ever go there again.  UNLESS they can entice some airline that wants to fly north, or to Denver, or somewhere other than SFO.

  4. Avatar Laurie says:

    Great! Adding flights is certainly better than taking them away. I like the new jets, too.

  5. Avatar Alice Bell says:

    My experience  with Skywest with the newer planes has been positive. I’ve flown once to Mexico from Redding (in June) and once to San Diego with no problems or delays. Both times the planes to SFO were full. The newer jets are more comfortable than the turboprops were and there’s more room for carry-on luggage. Going through security in Redding is a breeze compared to Sacramento and SFO. And the price for flying to both San Diego and Mexico was competitive versus driving to SMF or SFO.

  6. Charles Charles says:

    In the time of global warming and jet planes producing pollution. Railroads have been and always will be the answer. A train can carry multiple passengers with less fuel then the polluting car, and the polluting jetplanes In this area we have limited to no public transportation.   The railroads are run for corporate profit not to serve the people; even though we pay for their rightaway in our taxes.  Presently, the railroads carry oil tankers for gasoline so we can drive our cars one by one to the city.  This is not public transportation. It is denying the people for corporate profit.  America is still one of the few countries in the civilized world that does not have high-speed rail connecting the entire country.