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United Airlines to Begin Service between Redding and Los Angeles
REDDING, CALIFORNIA – Today, the City of Redding and United Airlines announce a new, non-stop flight from Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) commencing March 8, 2019. A press conference will be held in the RDD Terminal Building at 1:00 p.m. on Monday September 10, 2018.
“This is great news. United Airlines’ decision to introduce a new, non-stop flight will open more opportunities for leisure and business travel, which is something the local community has told us they wanted as a first priority for expanding service.” Mayor Kristen Schreder said.
The new flights to Los Angeles will run seven days a week, with connections available to destinations nationwide, as well as international connections. The new flight is scheduled to leave LAX daily at 7:10 p.m. and arrive at RDD at 9:25 p.m. This flight will remain overnight and will depart RDD the following morning at 6:45 a.m., arriving at LAX at 8:35 a.m.
“City staff has made a tremendous effort to bring more non-stop flights to Redding. The additional non-stop flight will stimulate travel, tourism and our regional economy,” says City Manager, Barry Tippin.
United will operate a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 on the new route with low introductory fares as well as travel bundles for affordable air travel options.
“We are excited to announce new service from United Airlines that offers additional, affordable options for travelers. We look forward to expanding the long-term partnership with United Airlines,” said Mayor Schreder.
“We are thrilled to announce new service between Redding and Los Angeles,” said Janet Lamkin, United Airlines California president. “This new flight connects business and leisure travelers in Redding to our global network from Los Angeles, and will bring more travelers to Northern California. United is California’s global airline, connecting California to the world, and bringing the world to California.”
Tony Giovaniello, President of the Economic Development Corporation, says that the success in gaining the new United RDD-LAX service is the culmination of better than five years of cooperative efforts between many local private sector businesses, non-profit groups, and local government.
About Redding Municipal Airport Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) offers four daily non-stop links with United Airline’s international hub at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). For more information about air travel offerings at Redding Municipal Airport, go to www.iflyrdd.com.
About United United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.
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