Locals who frequent the El Centro and Imperial Valley area, and vice versa, will soon have a much faster travel option than driving.
On Thursday, SeaPort Airlines announced a new, non-stop flight service between El Centro/Imperial Valley and San Diego via Lindbergh Field.
According to the airline, the direct service begins March 1 and will include five roundtrips per day, Monday through Friday, and two trips per day on Saturdays and Sundays.
The introductory flights will cost $39 each way, per person.
Those special fares are available for purchase through Mar. 31 on flights through Jun. 30. After that introductory period, fares will range between $49 and $109 each way.
“This new service will provide a quick, convenient alternative to the current commute between Imperial Valley and the metropolitan San Diego area,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “With the airline’s choice of schedule and frequency, the service will be convenient for both business and leisure travelers.”
For drivers, it takes approximately an hour and 45 minutes to two hours to get from San Diego to El Centro. The distance between the cities is about 113 miles.
To learn more about this new flight service or to purchase plane tickets, visit the SeaPort Airlines website.