Redmond, OR -- Redmond's Roberts Field announced Wednesday, they're adding 3 new non-stop flights to L-A-X, San Francisco, and San Diego, next year.The LAX flights begin in early January, and the others take off in mid-March .
RDM's Zach Bass told Central Oregon Daily, the extra flights are added to give residents options, but he wants the airport to maintain it's atmosphere. "We want to keep this airport the regional airport, but at the same time we want to be able to offer our customers a lot of great destinations. A lot of frequency. A lot of great options to get out of Central Oregon without having to drive over the mountains to PDX and get involved in all that traffic"
Roberts field has seen a 100 percent increase in the number of passengers it serves in the last 6 years, and Bass thinks, with the new flights it could grow another 10 percent. "We’re growing quickly and it’s part of our job to make sure that infrastructure keeps up. The feel is what it has been and will continue to be."
Along with the new flights, the airport will eventually provide a third TSA Precheck line, more parking, and a new operations building. Tickets for the new non-stop flights are already on sale.