Redding is waiting the decision of United Airlines regarding direct flights from Redding to Denver. On Friday, Airports Manager Rod Dinger went to Chicago, accompanied by Mark Lascelles, president of the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County, to speak with officials from the airline about the possibility of service. Dinger said that the meeting went well. During the meeting, route performance estimates, an incentive package, and the level of local need were all discussed.
Part of the incentive package for the airline would be the $500,000 Department of Transportation grant, which expires on December 31 of this year and would be used to subsidize the service. United has said it will give Dinger an answer within 30 days. Mary Clark, a spokesperson with the airline, said the do not disclose the details of meetings with potential new airports. However, Redding Municipal Airport is working to add flights to replace the ones it is losing, including the reduction of SkyWest Airlines flights to San Francisco.
The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.