Redding gets LA flights

United starting daily nonstop to Los Angeles in March

As Chico seeks to regain commercial air service, Redding has solidified its foothold with the addition of nonstop flights to Los Angeles.

United Airlines announced last week it would fly 50-seat regional jets from Redding Municipal Airport once daily to Los Angeles International Airport beginning March 8, 2019. According to the Redding Record Searchlight, the agreement came with strings: a $1 million revenue guarantee in the form of a trust account, which investors are now working to fill.

The airline already flies between Redding and San Francisco three times a day. Redding, which has had service to as many as seven airports by four airlines, lost LAX flights when Horizon Air pulled out in 2011.