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Record Number of Passengers Expected to Impact Parking and Increase Security Lines During the Holidays

Dec-17-2018

Redmond Airport (RDM) has experienced a record number of passengers again in 2018 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.

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. “

  • 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 $10.00 and the seventh day free.
  • 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 conditions that may present slippery or hazardous conditions. Allow extra time for driving and walking, safely, in winter conditions.

Effective November 2018, RDM has established a temporary overflow parking lot for use during peak times. The Overflow parking lot is located Northeast of the Airport.  All vehicles parking in this lot MUST have an approved parking tag from SP Plus parking attendant.  There are no parking fees for this lot, however, it is NOT maintained or monitored and is park at "At Your Own Risk" lot. These parking tags can be obtained at the manned SP Plus parking booth in the Airport's primary parking lot if no paid parking spaces are available. Unauthorized vehicles without a valid parking tag are subject to being towed. Please contact SP Plus at 541-548-7039 for more details on availability.

For alternate ground transportation options, visit http://www.flyrdm.com/?Ground- Transportation. The Main Airport Terminal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Boarding lounge amenities include a children’s play area, a free book exchange, a coffee shop, a family friendly restaurant and a full -service bar (located on the 2nd floor, post-security) that opens daily at 10:00 A.M. Visit www.flyrdm.com for links to airlines, flight status, TSA, FAA, and other helpful information.