Commercial air service from the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop, which wound down this month, will take off again on a limited schedule for the summer beginning June 4, Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Mammoth Mountain announced Monday.
The entities note that this is the first time summer air travel has been offered to California’s premier mountain destination via San Francisco International Airport (SFO), making the Eastern Sierra region more accessible than ever beginning June 4 and running through Sept. 5.
Kicking off on June 4, flight service between the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) and SFO will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through June 19. Flights will then be offered daily, except on Saturdays, from June 24 through September 5, 2022.
“Launching commercial air service to the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop this winter successfully created a reliable and convenient option for visitors and locals looking to travel to and from Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra,” said John Urdi, executive director for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. “This region is truly a four-season destination and the summer flights will showcase one of our most beautiful times of year.”
Lori Augustine, vice president of San Francisco for United, said the airlines looks forward to continuing its service between San Francisco and Bishop, which began last December and gives customers access to Mammoth Lakes. “Extending this service will give our customers convenient access to the beautiful summer in Mammoth Lakes, which will draw not just Bay Area visitors, but travelers from the 65 U.S. destinations that United will serve from SFO this summer,” Augustine said.
Shuttle and rental car services from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes are available. Drive time from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes is about 45 minutes and with free and regular bus service throughout Mammoth Lakes, the tourism entities note that it’s easy to get around town without a car.
Located 45 minutes from Yosemite National Park, the YARTS shuttle service provides reliable and comfortable transportation into Yosemite with five different pickup/drop off locations throughout Mammoth Lakes.
Continuing air service through the summer months is thanks to the strong partnerships between Inyo County, town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Federal Aviation Administration and Caltrans Division of Aeronautics.
Flights are bookable now at www.united.com.
…first time summer air travel has been offered to California’s premier mountain destination via San Francisco International Airport (SFO)?
South Lake Tahoe had that for decades.
Oh, now I get it! First time since Mammoth became delusional.
Oh no … definitely not the first time
Bishop to Oakland and San Jose into the 80s. But SFO sounds sexier and Mammoth had not self proclaimed themselves The Premier Destination. SFO to OAK is less miles than Bishop to Mammoth BTW. Funny how Mammoth can’t support summer flights on their own, but the region together has before.… Read more »