A Central Oregon nonprofit, as well as local officials and businesses, are pursuing airlines.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
It appears the residents in the booming Bend metropolitan area will be getting more chances to get away.
A Central Oregon nonprofit, as well as local officials and businesses, are pursuing airlines to expand air service at the Redmond Airport.
The Bend Bulletin reports:
The Central Oregon Air Service Team, a group made up of local business and tourism leaders as well as Redmond Airport Director Jeff Tripp, have meetings scheduled with several air carriers early next month, including discount airline Allegiant Air, which from 2007 to 2012 offered flights from Redmond to Las Vegas. Several members of the team will meet with American, Alaska, United and Allegiant in June at the annual JumpStart Air Service Development Conference in Seattle, according to Jon Stark, the Redmond manager for the nonprofit Economic Development for Central Oregon. Stark spoke to the Redmond City Council and Deschutes County Commission at a joint work session Tuesday.
New flights are expected to be added by the end of 2015, BB writes.
On June 4, SkyWest will look to add a third daily round-trip flight to San Francisco, and United expects to reinstate a second daily round-trip flight to Denver. That second Denver flight is scheduled to be a seasonal route, ending Aug. 16. On June 7, Alaska Airlines will add a fifth Portland round-trip flight from Redmond, [COAST member Trina] Froehlich said, and a fourth round-trip flight to Seattle.