Sky West operates new flight from LAX to southern Utah

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 17, 2011 8:55 am

Just in time for spring break, a new flight has been introduced for Southern Californians that love to ski and snowboard. Access is now easier than ever to southern Utah’s legendary dry, powder snow.

A United Express flight operated by SkyWest Airlines offers nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the new St. George Municipal Airport (SGU), in Southern Utah, just 90 minutes from Brian Head Resort in the Rocky Mountains. 

The roundtrip flight, initiated on March 6, 2011, operates six times a week onboard the EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft. Sunday through Friday, the approximately 90-minute flight departs LAX each afternoon, as does the return flight from SGU.

“Brian Head is very excited by the new flight’s potential and is supporting SkyWest efforts to see that the flight becomes popular,” according to Brian Head Resort Sales, Marketing and PR Manager, Jon Christoffersen.

photo: mybrianhead.com

“For the many Southern Californian skiers and snowboarders that just don’t have the time to drive, this flight makes Southern Utah a spring time option.”

Year-round car rentals are available at the St. George Municipal Airport from several national chains, and several shuttle services are available. See http://www.flysgu.com for details.

Tickets for the new flight are available for purchase. The best fares can always be found at www.united.com. Customers may also purchase tickets by calling United reservations at 800.864.8331.

Southern California has traditionally been a significant market for Brian Head, with many Southland snow sports enthusiasts annually driving to Southern Utah to enjoy “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and the peaceful, family-oriented atmosphere at the resort. Now the resort’s operators think the new flight will encourage more Southern Californians to expand their ski and snowboard experiences.

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