Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) confirms American Airlines will return daily service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Dec. 17. American Airlines also announced they will be increasing flight capacity with an Embraer 175 (ERJ-175) aircraft, replacing the Bombardier CRJ-200 (CRJ-200).
The ERJ-175 is configured with 70 coach seats and six seats in a first class cabin. The previously operated CRJ-200 had 50 coach seats. The ERJ-175 increases capacity by 41 percent.
“The Airport and the Central Oregon Air Service Team (COAST) are pleased to have American Airlines reinstate daily Los Angeles International Airport service from Redmond, and their decision to increase capacity is a strong indicator of this route’s importance to our business and leisure travelers,” comments Zachary Bass, airport business manager. “We hope to find similar success in our upcoming recruitment of air carrier service direct to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona.”
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 www.flyrdm.com.