March 14, 2019

New Flights from LAX to Redding Opens Doors for Sports Planners

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REDDING, Calif. (March 14, 2019) – Hosting a sports event in Redding is getting easier when daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) were made available to travelers via United Airlines on March 8.

The increased access to the Northern California city of Redding, which was voted the Top California Destination for Youth and Amateur Sports in SportsEvents Magazine, opens more opportunities for travel to the region and holding various sporting events.

“This is a monumental win for the sports industry in Redding,” said Shasta County Sports Commissioner Sabrina Jurisich. “The easier access to our region from one of the major international airports in the world means shorter travel schedules and lower overall costs for event organizers, participants and attendees.”

Redding was labeled as the sunniest city in California by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, offering a versatile sports destination for any event in any season. Redding boasts several sports facilities in addition to a variety of natural outdoor recreation venues with world-class fishing, nationally-recognized hiking and biking trails, and pristine lakes and rivers for every kind of water recreation including boating and sailing.

Big League Dreams Sports Complex features five lighted all-weather synthetic turf fields for year-round activity, plus a 20,000-square foot indoor pavilion for hosting indoor soccer, hockey or basketball leagues and tournaments. The California Soccer Park has four NCAA-regulation synthetic turf fields used for lacrosse, soccer or flag football, and the Redding Aquatic Center features an Olympic size 50-meter by 25-yard competition class swimming pool. All three facilities have plenty of space to stretch out between games or races.

United Airlines will operate a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 on the new route leaving Redding daily at 6:45 a.m., arriving at LAX at 8:35 a.m. with the returning flight departing LAX at 7:10 p.m. and coming into Redding at 9:25 p.m.

The Redding Municipal Airport already operates four daily non-stop flights with United’s international hub at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Media Contact:

Sabrina Jurisich

Shasta County Sports Commissioner

Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau

530-225-4103 // [email protected]

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