Winter air service schedules have now gone public and so have factoids about what you can expect if you take advantage of air service at Mammoth Airport. The flights start December 16th, which was a known, but here are the details of flights and towns.
As was reported, United Airlines, through United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will fly one round-trip per day from San Francisco International Airport to Mammoth Yosemite Airport on 66-seat CRJ700 regional jets. Flights start at $188 per round-trip.
Horizon Air will offer twice daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles, daily nonstop service from San Jose to Mammoth and direct service from Portland to Mammoth. Horizon will operate all flights to Mammoth with 76-seat Bombardier Q400s. Mammoth Mountain said that this high-speed, twin-engine turboprop is “one of the most technologically advanced regional aircraft in the world.” Lots of overhead storage bins, unobstructed under-seat space and ample headroom.
Mammoth Mountain also said that the Q400 burns 30% to 40% less fuel and produces an equally lower amount of emissions plus less noise than comparable jets. Flights costs $59 one-way and for Portland, $109 one-way.
This schedule starts December 16th and lasts until April 24th. At this point it is still undecided what will happen next spring/summer/fall.