United Airlines to fly San Francisco to Mammoth

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 5, 2010 10:10 am

Building on the ongoing success of the year-round Horizon Air flights into Mammoth Mountain, the California mountain resort has added another major carrier to open non-stop air travel from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Mammoth and United Airlines have announced a daily, seasonal service that will allow Bay Area residents easy access to one of California’s best ski areas. The new service is expected to introduce the destination to an entirely new visitor base.

Picture: S.F. residents can now easily travel to Mammoth’s world-class events such as the USSA Grand Prix, returning to Mammoth on March 4-6, 2011

“The new service offers great opportunities to enjoy all the activities and amenities that Mammoth Mountain has to offer,” said Howard Pickett, Chief Marketing Officer of Mammoth Mountain. “Prior to the launch of the service, San Francisco residents had to drive to San Jose to catch a direct flight here, but now they will have convenient access much closer to home.”

Flights will begin Dec. 16 with seasonal service, running until Apr. 24, 2011. Passengers will travel aboard 66-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets (pictured right) operated by United Express carrier SkyWest.

Trips will depart San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 3:50 p.m. and will arrive at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) at 4:56 p.m. Return flights will leave Mammoth at 5:27 p.m., touching down in San Francisco at 6:40 p.m.

Extending air travel to San Francisco adds yet another destination to Mammoth’s already impressive collection of routes from Seattle, Portland, Reno, Los Angeles and San Jose.

Tickets for the new flight are on sale now. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 1-800-UNITED1 or http://www.united.com/.