Sunriver Resort Welcomes Direct Flight to LAX
New Service to Bridge Central Oregon and Southern California Markets
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2013
(Sunriver, Ore.) —The premier meetings destination in the Pacific Northwest, Sunriver Resort, is now even easier to access thanks to a newly launched direct flight from a key international gateway on the West Coast. Beginning June 12, 2013, American Airlines will launch daily, nonstop, American Airlines service between Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). American Airlines is already taking bookings for the service on a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft via their website, AA.com.
Sunriver Resort has the rare luxury of offering multiple transportation options to visiting guests and meetings attendees – including a private airport on property, RDM within a forty-minute drive, and the Port of Portland International Airport (PDX) just a few hours away. For time-pressed business travelers, RDM will now offer more than 50 daily flights to nine direct hub cities on at least four major carriers.
“For more than four decades, Sunriver Resort has been an ideal place for groups of all sizes to escape, inspire and connect in the pursuit of diverse meeting goals. With the addition of this bridge between Southern California and ourselves, we are excited to host even more groups and meetings from the region,” said Director of Sales and Marketing William “Skip” James.
According to Central Oregon newspaper Cascade Business News, American Airlines Managing Director of Government Affairs Dale Morris has paid tribute to the strength of community support as a major factor in the decision to launch the new service. This support was defined by the Central Oregon community, which committed nearly $400,000 in pre-paid travel commitments in just 12 days to secure the strategy with American Airlines.
“American Airlines conducted sophisticated studies to project the chances for the service, and the indicators were good and we see great opportunities for both business and recreational travelers in both directions,” said Morris.
About Sunriver Resort: In an authentic setting rich with history, Sunriver Resort has served meeting attendees and families of every generation since 1968. The resort is integrated into an environment endowed with natural beauty and endless activities. Whether guests stay for a day, a week, or a lifetime, they’re sure to find adventure, discovery, relaxation, inspiration and ultimately, lasting and treasured memories. Sunriver is a signature property of the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection.
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Contact: Erin Martin