REDDING, Calif. - Los Angeles, here we come!
The Redding Airport launched it's first flight to Los Angeles Saturday morning.
The inaugural United Airlines flight took to the skies at 6:35 a.m. The Redding Fire Department commemorated the event with a water salute.
Passengers got a little extra special treatment with swag bags to celebrate the occasion.
There was a lot of excitement in the air as passengers boarded the flight.
Sean Brennan is the Assistant Manager for the Redding Airport. He talked about the passengers, saying they, "...seemed really excited, especially when they realized, 'Hey, I'm number one. I'm out to Los Angeles, first one from Redding!'
There was a similar reaction from arriving passengers Friday night, coming to Redding from LAX.
Brennan says the flight was sold out -- but after a few cancellations they ended up with 43 out of 53 seats filled.
The plane made it to the City of Angels in a very quick 75 minutes.