Redmond airport eyes LA after losing airline

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REDMOND, Ore. (AP) -- Airport officials in Redmond hope they can land passenger flights to Los Angeles to make up for the loss of Allegiant Air service later this summer.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/K2ebQm) that city officials plan to cut up to $575,000 from the airport budget next year because of Allegiant's departure Aug. 12. Allegiant is a discount carrier based in Las Vegas that operated service from Redmond to Oakland, Calif., and the Phoenix area.

City officials say they've have set their sights on service to Los Angeles International Airport in part because southern California appeals to both leisure and business travelers.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com