Air Travel to California’s Most Popular Ski Destination Expands, Eastern Sierra Regional Airport Opens in Dec.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Air travel to California’s most popular ski destination expands
Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (October 5, 2021) — Today, Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Mammoth Mountain
announced new United seasonal service into the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop, Calif.
Beginning Dec. 19, 2021, these new flights bring daily service to BIH with United from Denver, Los
Angeles and San Francisco making winter air travel to California’s most popular mountain resort more
“Having Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop obtain commercial status will change the way the
world accesses one of the most beautiful parts of California,” said Mammoth Lakes Tourism Executive
Director, John Urdi. “The Eastern Sierra has always been a bucket list destination for people around the
country, and the world, and now it will be more accessible for those visitors coming from longer
distances and spending more time enjoying all that the region has to offer.”
The move to Bishop also opens the door for expanded flight routes and access to Mammoth Lakes in
“As customers begin to plan their winter and ski vacations, United is proud to offer the most departures
to ski destinations across the country,” said Ankit Gupta, Vice President of Domestic Network Planning
at United. “Our service to Bishop, Calif. will help travelers from Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco
and far beyond enjoy the beautiful ski season in Mammoth this winter.”
Shuttle and rental car services from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes will be available to visitors on each
flight. Drive time from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes is about 45 minutes and with free and regular bus
service throughout Mammoth Lakes, it’s easy to get around town without a car.
“We are very excited about the upcoming service into the Bishop Airport,” said Jeff Griffiths, Board
Chair, Inyo County Board of Supervisors. “We believe it will be a valuable service for the residents of
Inyo and Mono counties as well as the visitors to our region. It has been a long road, but we value the
partnerships that have developed in the last few years between the County, Town of Mammoth Lakes,
Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Federal Aviation Administration and Caltrans
Division of Aeronautics that have made this a reality.”
Flights are bookable now at www.united.com.
Additionally, public charter flights via Advanced Airlines will be available from November 24, 2021 –
April 4, 2022. Advanced Air will fly 30-passenger Dornier 328 jets from Southern California destinations
Burbank (BUR), Carlsbad (CLD) and Hawthorne (HHR) direct into the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
Travelers can enjoy the convenience of a private air travel experience at commercial airline cost with
benefits such as private terminals and skipping TSA.