Horizon Air announced this past summer the airline will offer new daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes, CA, for the 2008-09 winter sports season starting Dec. 18.
Now snowmobilers can get to the snow faster from Southern California.
Horizon's new flight is expected to boost tourism to Mammoth by facilitating inbound travel from a wide variety of national and international airlines that fly into LAX. Similarly, travelers from Mammoth will gain an easier way to travel, with easy connections to dozens of destinations coast to coast and around the world served by Alaska, Horizon and other airlines at LAX.
The new daily service runs from Dec. 18, 2008, through April 12, 2009. The one-hour-and-five-minute flight departs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) daily at 2:20 p.m. and arrives at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) at 3:25 p.m. The return flight leaves Mammoth at 4:05 p.m. and arrives at LAX at 5:10 p.m.
Taking the flight saves travelers from having to drive the 308 miles from Los Angeles, which is a five-hour plus trip, depending on traffic and road conditions.
Horizon's flight to Mammoth will be operated with the airline's Bombardier Q400. This 74/76-seat, high-speed, twin-engine turboprop is one of the most technologically advanced regional aircraft in the world.
For more information, log on to www.horizonair.com.