REDMOND, OR --The Redmond Airport is preparing for a rush of passengers, next week. Airport Director Zach Bass says with so many schools across the west on Spring Break at the same time as our local districts, things will get busy, "Based on last year, we had our largest peak during Spring Break. So, we’re expecting the same and maybe a little larger, this year."
He encourages travelers to arrive early during these peak seasons, especially if you have a morning flight. "There’s nine flights that go out in about an hour and a half to two-hour timeframe," says Bass, "So we are finding that people are sometimes missing their flights if they’re only showing up 45 minutes early. We’re really recommending that you’re there an hour and a half to two hours early."
Roberts Field launched an online parking tracker tool just before Christmas, "If you get out on FlyRDM (.com)
, there’s actually a scrolling banner across our website that every 30 minutes will update how many parking spots are available." He says that feature was so well received by travelers, the airport added web-cams, this month
, "It’s kind of almost a trial. We’re going to start expanding those cameras out there to where they cover the whole parking lot, because currently it only covers a few spots. Throughout the next few months, we’re going to be adding more to where people can really see where the spots are available, so it might be a little more helpful." During peak times, Bass encourages passengers to consider getting dropped off, instead of searching for a parking spot.