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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.