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Boutique Air Adds Third Destination in Oregon
Despite the mass layoffs on Oct. 1, when CARES funding ran out, San Francisco-based Boutique Air has continued expanding its route map. Not more than a week after the carrier began its new flights to Palm Springs on Oct. 1, they announced another new destination: Redmond/Bend, Oregon.
Service to Redmond will be the carrier’s third destination in the state of Oregon, the other two being Portland International and Pendleton via the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, the latter of the two being one of the many Essential Air Service (EAS) cities Boutique flies to.
The new route to Redmond/Bend will commence on Oct. 15 and will be flown twice daily in each direction from the carrier’s Portland base. Flights will be operated with Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
Passengers onboard Boutique’s new flight will be able to connect onto flights with one of Boutique Air’s partners, namely American and United, once they reach Portland. The new Boutique flights to Redmond are bookable on either airlines’ website as well as Boutique’s own website.
If you choose to connect to or from Boutique to another airline in Portland, make sure to leave yourself plenty of time, as the airline’s Portland flights operate out of a private terminal separate from the airport’s main terminal. The airline provides a complimentary shuttle service to its passengers connecting onto other flights in the main terminal.
Redmond/Bend will be the second non-EAS city the carrier will have on its current map, the other being Palm Springs, Calif. which was announced in mid-September. Boutique has been known for operating predominantly EAS routes since the discontinuation of its service to Telluride, Colo. back in the fall of 2019.
In Redmond/Bend, the San Francisco-based carrier will be operating directly out of the main passenger terminal. They will compete on the Redmond-Portland sector with Alaska Airlines’ regional affiliate, Horizon Air.
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