Contour Airlines has announced special discount rates as part of its inaugural flights set to start April 11.

“To celebrate the launch of the route, Contour is offering an introductory fare of just $49 each way for tickets purchased by March 14th,” a Contour release said Wednesday.

The new flights represent the first jet airline service in Crescent City and the flight to Oakland takes just over an hour.

“We are thrilled to connect Crescent City and the Bay Area with our low fares and reliable service,” said Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour. “Aside from being the fastest and most economical way to travel between the Border Coast region and San Francisco, Oakland International Airport is the least congested and most economical airport in the Bay Area for those looking to connect onward. This new route offers unbeatable convenience for both business and leisure travelers alike.”

Following the opening promotion, regular fares on the route are expected to range from $69 to $179 each way inclusive of taxes, according to the release.

A federal grant agreement with Crescent City provides up to $3.31million a year in financial assistance to be used by Crescent City for public charter service to Oakland International Airport.

The schedule

Flights between Crescent City and Oakland will operate on the following schedule:

CEC to OAK: departing 7:00 a.m.; arriving 8:20 a.m. Monday-Friday

CEC to OAK: departing 8:00 a.m.; arriving 9:20 a.m. Saturday

CEC to OAK: departing 1:00 p.m.; arriving 2:20 p.m. Sunday

OAK to CEC: departing 5:45 p.m.; arriving 7:10 p.m. Daily

New terminal

Construction on the new terminal at the Border Coast Regional Airport in Crescent City continues through the winter months, and the floor, foundation and underground infrastructure are mostly in place.

Airport Manager Matt Leitner said the arched steel that will make up the framework of the new terminal is still being assembled in Eureka and assembly will start soon.

Once complete, Contour will integrate into the new terminal.

For more information, visit For customer inquiries or travel assistance, call 1-888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).