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Parking and Security Lines Expected to be Impacted During the 2019 Holiday Season

Nov-6-2019

Redmond Airport (RDM) has experienced a record number of passengers again in 2019 and expects the trend to continue over the upcoming holiday travel season. The increased passenger volume will lead to limited parking availability and increase waiting time in security screening lines at the airport. Travelers are encouraged to check RDM’s website at www.flyrdm.com for parking availability before arriving to the airport. Being prepared for parking and security screening will make for a more efficient and pleasant journey.

To help RDM passengers ‘know before they go’, RDM officials have updated the Airport website to include parking lot web-cams, located at http://www.flyrdm.com/?Airport-Parking-Lot-Cams. Airport officials will update parking availability on the Airport website  every 30 minutes and suggest using alternate travel ride share options during this holiday season. “It is important for travelers to understand we may reach our parking capacity a number of times throughout the holidays and we encourage them to seek alternative arrangements,” states Zachary Bass, Airport Director. “We also strongly encourage passengers to arrive no later than 2 hours prior to flight departure to clear through security, especially for flights departing between 5:00 A.M and 7:00 A.M. “

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all travelers from RDM to place all electronics larger than a cell phone individually in bins separately from other items for X-ray screening. Items must comply with TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule. Solid food items are acceptable. Containers of jams, jellies and nut butters are not allowed in carry-on baggage. If traveling with gifts, please leave them unwrapped. While state law allows marijuana possession, air service is regulated by federal law which prohibits marijuana possession. More information about traveling with allowed/prohibited items is available at www.tsa.gov.

  • Airport parking rates are $1.00 for the first 30 minutes, after 31 minutes the $2.00 hourly rate is effective. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted forms of payment. Maximum daily parking cost is $15.00
  • RDM has recently opened a new credit card-only parking lot, located on the southwest side of the Airport near the main entrance (first lot entrance on the right-hand side).
  • The “cell phone waiting” area is free and located across the street from the Airport on Salmon Avenue.
  • The curb at the Terminal is for active loading and unloading only, no parking or waiting is allowed, due to Federal regulations. (Parking citations are $50.00)
  • Be prepared to leave or arrive in winter weather that may present slippery or hazardous conditions. Allow extra time for driving and walking safely.

The Main Airport Terminal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Boarding lounge amenities include a children’s play area, Nursing Room, a free book exchange, a coffee/gift shop, a family friendly restaurant and a full -service bar (located post-security) that opens daily at 5:00 A.M. 

Additional links to TSA, Airport amenities,  Air Carrier and flight information can be found online at www.flyrdm.com.