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Redmond Airport Welcomes Direct Servie to Phoenix Through Partnership with American Airlines

Feb-19-2016

Date:  February 19, 2016

 REDMOND AIRPORT WELCOMES DIRECT SERVICE TO PHOENIX THROUGH

PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES 
 
 

Redmond, OR – Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) announces American Airlines (AA) will offer direct daily service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) beginning June 2, 2016.  Tickets will be available for purchase at www.aa.com on Sunday, February 21, 2016. 

The new non-stop flights will depart daily from RDM at 12:01 P.M., arriving in PHX at 2:20 P.M. Departures to RDM will leave PHX at 8:15 P.M., arriving in RDM at 10:20 P.M. 

American will use a Bombardier CRJ-700 series aircraft which accommodates up to 67 passengers. Of those there are nine reclining first class seats.  For customers connecting in PHX, American Airlines offers more than 300 daily flights to more than 81 destinations in four countries.

“This will be a valuable route for Central Oregonians. The greater Phoenix area has grown to be the sixth largest metro in the country” said Roger Lee, EDCO Executive Director. Alana Hughson, COVA CEO commented, “Phoenix was the number one ‘new market’ for air service development due to its potential for both business development and tourism”.

In summer 2015, RDM was awarded a grant of $500,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to attract commercial air service between RDM and PHX.  The grant is designated to serve as a revenue guarantee and marketing of the new air service route.  RDM was 1 of 49 communities competing for the grant.  Only 11 applicants were awarded the USDOT Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant.  With the assistance of the Airport’s airline consultant, Mead & Hunt and the Central Oregon Air Service Team (COAST) this opportunity was presented to and accepted by American Airlines. 

The Redmond Municipal Airport (Roberts Field - RDM) is the aviation gateway to Central Oregon. Owned and operated by the City of Redmond, the airport offers a full range of general and commercial aviation services.  RDM is served by four air carriers; Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United with 15 daily direct flights to Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.  For more information please visit us online at www.flyrdm.com

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