Short-range flights around the West were disrupted, including connections between San Francisco and the Redmond Airport.
Three scheduled flights involving Skywest Airlines in or out of Redmond were canceled Saturday: a San Francisco-bound flight scheduled to depart at 1:11 p.m., a San Francisco-to-Redmond flight at 11:50 a.m., and a Redmond-to-Portland flight utilizing the same plane set to take off for Portland at 2:15 p.m.
Marissa Snow, corporate communications manager for Skywest, said in an email that passengers whose flights were delayed or cancelled due to the closure in San Francisco would be accommodated on later flights, but said she could not address any specific schedule adjustments made Saturday.
However, flight information compiled by FlightAware.com, a website tracking commercial and private air traffic, showed three previously unscheduled Skywest flights in or out of Redmond late Saturday. At 2:32 p.m., a Skywest flight from Redmond took off for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 300 miles south of San Francisco. At 4:43 p.m., a flight departed for Portland using a flight number generally reserved for flights between Portland and Eugene. As of 9 p.m., a previously unscheduled flight from Ontario International near Los Angeles was scheduled to depart for Redmond at 9:23 p.m.
The Portland and Santa Barbara flights involved an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, a 30-passenger twin-tuboprop identical to the planes used on the three flights canceled Saturday, while the Ontario flight was a Bombardier CRJ200, a model that typically carries 50 people and is used on a variety of flights in and out of Redmond.
A regularly scheduled San Francisco-to-Redmond flight due to arrive shortly before midnight Saturday was canceled as of 9 p.m.
— Scott Hammers, The Bulletin