Effective April 21, 2016, PenAir will provide twice daily service out of Portland, OR, to Redding, CA, with one of the flights connecting through Arcata/Eureka, CA. PenAir will operate the two flights per day with its 30-seat Saab 340 turboprop aircraft.
According to Danny Seybert, PenAir’s CEO, “Ever since opening our new hub at the Portland Airport, we have continued to look at additional Pacific Northwest destinations. PenAir has been in operation for 60 years throughout Alaska and for the last several years in the Northeast U.S. We plan to provide twice daily service to Redding with our Saab 340 aircraft while providing our Alaskan brand of reliable customer service.”
“PenAir began operating daily service out of Portland, OR, to Crescent City, CA, on September 15, 2015. Since then, we have met with key officials from Redding among other cities,” said Dave Hall, PenAir’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Redding community has been supportive of PenAir and our plan to operate in markets similar in size to some Alaska and East Coast markets.”
“We are excited to initiate service to Portland from Redding,” said Melissa Roberts, VP of Marketing for PenAir. “With 75 connecting flights out of Oregon’s largest airport, and the ease of getting to and around this airport, our customers will be able to connect to many domestic U.S., European and Asian destinations in a timely and efficient manner.”
“We are very excited about the news. I am confident the Redding community will respond in a positive way and be very supportive of the new service. Portland is a wonderful airport that passengers can use as a connection or a final destination,” said Bryant Garrett, Redding’s Airports Manager.
“We’re pleased to see PenAir expand their service at PDX,” said David Zielke, Port of Portland Air Service Director. “Linking smaller cities in northern California to PDX with convenient, nonstop flights opens a world of possibilities and connections for both business and leisure travelers.”