by Patrick Maravelias | Sunday, September 9th 2018

This post was originally published on KRCR News Channel

 The City of Redding and United Airlines announced on Sunday that a new, non-stop flight from Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be commencing March 8, 2019.

The new flights to Los Angeles will run seven days a week, with connections available to destinations nationwide, as well as international connections.

“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,” said Redding Mayor, Kristen Schreder.

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.

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.