Anyone who comes to visit Central Oregon when flying first lands at the Redmond Oregon airport, Roberts Field. It is the fourth largest commercial service airport in Oregon and it serves Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, La Pine, and all the communities in Central Oregon. At 132,000 square feet, the airport itself may feel relatively small, but don’t let that fool you. Remember, great things come in small packages! Here’s everything you need to know about the Redmond Oregon airport.
The airport code for Roberts Field is RDM. Four airlines currently fly in and out of the airport including Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United/United Express. They offer 25 daily commercial flights that include direct service to Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. As of October, the Redmond Airport saw 76,574 passengers both landing and leaving per month and have hit record numbers of visitors for 2018. This influx of passengers will only grow as more people visit and make the move to Central Oregon.
But the Redmond Oregon airport is anticipating this growth and, in turn, growing too. In 2017, Roberts Field added an eight-acre Helicopter Operations Area, which opened up 500,000 square feet of developable land for service companies and rotor wing operators. They also recently finished construction on a new runway and will continue investing in infrastructure with 60 more acres available for development. In August 2018, the Redmond Airport announced they will receive a $5.2 million federal grant to expand aircraft parking and improve runways and taxiways. The project is expected to begin in the spring of 2019.
Airport parking rates are $1.00 for the first 30 minutes, and then $2.00 every hour. The maximum daily payment is $10.00 and while they do not offer short or long-term parking rates, the seventh day of parking is free. As of November 2018, there will be a free overflow parking area to prepare for holiday travelers. Since there is no charge to park in this lot, it isn’t patrolled by security. Travelers still must obtain a parking permit from the parking booth.
Prairie Crossing | Redmond Oregon Airport
The Redmond Airport is small and easy to navigate. That being said, it is always best to arrive early for a flight to account for security and lines, especially during the holidays. Prairie Crossing is a short 10-minute drive to the Redmond Airport, making our neighborhood close to everything and just a short flight from anywhere! It’s time to consider a new home at Prairie Crossing. Join our newsletter to see when the next available home is ready for you.