REDMOND, Ore. - With an expected increase in travel during the busy spring break season, Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) warned Tuesday that passengers might experience longer wait times at the TSA security checkpoint, and find few paid parking lot spaces available - but it's also added new online webcams to check the lot.
“It is important for travelers to understand we may reach our parking capacity during spring break, and we encourage them to seek alternative arrangements such as taxis, shuttles, ride-sharing or asking friends and family for help,” Airport Director Zachary Bass said in the announcement.
“We also encourage passengers to arrive to the Airport at least 120 minutes (two hours) prior to departure time to clear through the TSA screening process," he said. "The airline ticket counters close at 40 minutes prior to departure, and passengers will not be permitted to board a flight later than 15 minutes prior to departure.”
To help RDM passengers ‘know before they go’, RDM officials have updated the airport website to include parking lot web-cams, located at http://www.flyrdm.com/?Airport-Parking-Lot-Cams, and banner alerts with parking availability that will update every half hour.
Paid parking rates at RDM:
· $1.00 for 30 minutes
· 31 plus minutes is $2.00 per hour
· Maximum is $10.00 per day
· 7th day of consecutive parking is free
The curb at the front of the terminal is for active loading and unloading only. Vehicles are not permitted to wait at the curb. Violations are subject to a $50 citation. The approved waiting area is the Cell Phone Waiting area, located across the street from the Airport along SW Salmon Avenue.
Boarding lounge amenities include a children’s play area, a free book exchange, gift shop, coffee shop, a family friendly restaurant and a full-service bar. The restaurant and bar are located upstairs (post security) on the second floor and opens daily at 10:00 A.M. Additional helpful travel links to Airport information, TSA and air carriers that serve RDM can be found online at www.flyrdm.com .
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 served by four airlines; Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United with 23 daily direct flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Seattle.