Air service out of our city has “taken off” in recent years thanks in large part to the efforts of the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County, City of Redding, and the other contributors to airline revenue guarantees and other intangible work. The current and potential expansion (such as a long-awaited Denver flight) has created an opportunity to consider a refreshed strategic vision for one of Redding’s “front doors” as well as link to more opportunities for business and recreational travel. Jim Wadleigh is challenging us to think bigger and the Redding City Council agrees. This past Tuesday the council voted 5-0 to adopt the new name: Redding Regional Airport.
The best way to keep and expand air service is to choose to fly out of Redding. So, promise yourself and this business community that you will check Redding Regional Airport first the next time you need to fly. I look forward to updating you on the progress of the airport, from updating and expanding the runway, terminal, and air service, to non-aeronautical development opportunities in and around what is becoming a more popular travel option in the Redding region.