City and airport officials announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected Advanced Air as the community’s Essential Air Service (EAS) provider for Merced Yosemite Regional Airport (MCE).
Beginning January 1, 2022, Advanced Air will provide 24 weekly flights from Merced: 12 roundtrips to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and 12 roundtrips to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Additionally, Advanced Air’s flights will align with YARTS bus schedules to Yosemite.
Beginning November 24, 2021 and operating through April 4, 2022, Advanced Air (Taos Air) will fly 30-passenger Dornier 328-300 (328JET) jets from Southern California destinations of Hollywood/Burbank (BUR), Carlsbad/Oceanside (CLD) and Hawthorne (HHR) direct into the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
Advanced Air will be offering flights to Mammoth Lakes, CA starting on December 17, 2020.
The flights will come from Los Angeles, Burbank, and Carlsbad.
Advance Air also operates flights to Taos, NM for virtual carrier Taos Air.