Horizon adds summer LA flights
New schedule starts June 27
By GREG FOLEY
Express Staff Writer
Seattle-based Horizon Air will offer daily
flights this summer between Los Angeles and the Wood River Valley.
Horizon spokeswoman Cheryl Temple
announced Friday, April 30 that the air carrier from June 27 through Sept. 12
will operate direct, daily flights between Los Angeles International and
Friedman Memorial airports.
"We’re glad to say that serving this route
in the summer proved to be the right choice for us," Temple said.
The new flight schedule calls for daily
Horizon flights to:
- Depart Hailey at 7:30 a.m. and
arrive in Los Angeles at 8:50 a.m.
- Depart Los Angeles at 9:20 a.m. and
arrive in Hailey at 12:40 p.m.
The flights will be operated with 70-seat
Q-400 turbo-prop airplanes, the same aircraft used last winter for flights
between California and Hailey.
The summer flight schedule was added just
one week after Horizon announced it would operate direct, daily flights between
two California cities, Los Angeles and Oakland, from Dec. 16, 2004, through
April 3, 2005.
Sun Valley Co. is planning to provide
Horizon with revenue-guarantee subsidies for maintaining the winter flights.
The Los Angeles flight service originally
commenced in December 2002 and continued through last March.
The first year of service was subsidized
by a federal grant. Sun Valley Co subsidized the Los Angeles flights last
No direct flights between Hailey and
California are being offered this spring.