SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A new daily non-stop flight between Lindbergh Field and the Mammoth Lakes ski area takes off Thursday.
The flight, a United Express route operated by SkyWest Airlines, departs the Commuter Terminal at 7:40 a.m. and arrives at Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite Airport around 9 a.m., using a Bombardier regional jet.
The airport in the mountain community is about a 15-minute drive to the ski resort, according to Mammoth tourism officials. The usual drive from San Diego is about eight hours.
The return flight departs Mammoth Mountain at 3:41 p.m. and arrives at Lindbergh Field shortly after 5 p.m.
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority officials are planning a short ceremony, including a ribbon-cutting, for the inaugural flight Thursday morning.
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