Parking at RDM? Pay by the hour - not by lot

Redmond Airport's simpler setup starts Sunday

REDMOND, Ore. - A new, simplified parking layout will be available for travelers at Redmond's Municipal Airport starting on Sunday.

Airport patrons will now be charged based on utilization in terms of length of stay, rather than the lot designation, formerly long-term and short-term.

Airport officials said Tuesday the reconfiguration will alleviate overcrowding in the current long-term lot while opening up additional parking options for the user.

Pricing will move from a daily maximum of $8 in long term and $12 in short term to a $10 daily maximum.

A weekly discount will be provided at a rate of $60. Patrons who stay six days will now receive the seventh day free. Hourly parking rates will remain the same at $2.

"Our long-term lot has been nearing capacity, making it difficult to service additional long-term parking customers," said Eric Fancett, deputy director of business operations for Redmond Municipal Airport.

Parking lot entrants will no longer need to worry about which gate they use to enter the facility, as the lot designations have been removed and length of stay is now the determining price factor.

"This reconfiguration will increase ease of use while simplifying parking rates,"  Fancett said.

Three-hour maximum parking will be offered in the former short-term lot, to ensure easy access to the terminal for quick passenger pickup and drop off.

The Redmond Municipal Airport (Roberts Field - RDM) is the aviation gateway to Central Oregon.

Owned and operated by the city of Redmond, the airport offers a full range of general and commercial aviation services.

RDM is currently served by four air carriers; Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United, with 15 daily direct flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

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