Category Archives: Advanced Air

Advanced Air to revive commercial air service between Las Cruces and Albuquerque

Advanced Air has been selected to provide service for the Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) with a new flight to the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).

Under the two-year contract beginning January 16, 2023, Advanced Air will provide seven flights per week (two flights on Mondays and Fridays, one flight on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), between LRU and ABQ.

Customers will be treated to free snacks and drinks aboard Advanced Air’s 9-seat King Air 350.

Las Cruces becomes the fourth airport in New Mexico serviced by Advanced Air, joining ABQ, Silver City’s Grant County Airport (SVC), and Gallup Municipal Airport (GUP). With this new service, the Sunport now offers 26 nonstop flights to destinations throughout the country.

The funding for passenger air service comes from the New Mexico Rural Air Service Enhancement (RASE) Grant, which was put into place to guarantee that small communities without scheduled operations could attract regular air service, providing access to a large or medium-hub airport. This program provides a mix of State and City-allocated funds to induce airlines to enter the smaller markets in New Mexico. Last summer, Gallup became the first recipient of the grant, also serviced by Advanced Air.

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Mammoth Lakes and Advanced Airlines resume partnership for summer service

Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Los Angeles-based public charter airline, Advanced Airlines, announced today that they will expand their partnership by offering four weekly summer flights from Southern California cities, Hawthorne/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) and Carlsbad/McClellan Palomar Airport (CLD), direct into Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH). The new schedule begins on June 16 and will run through September 12.

Following a successful winter season exclusively serving Mammoth Lakes, Advanced Airlines will provide semi-private flights every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday via a 30-passenger Dornier 328 jet. Passengers can enjoy the convenience of a private air travel experience at commercial airline cost with benefits such as private terminals and skipping TSA lines. Advanced Airlines is the only airline to offer Southern Californians direct flights straight into Mammoth Airport.

The City of Merced announces Essential Air Service agreement with Advanced Air

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.

Advanced Airlines to fly to Mammoth Yosemite Airport this winter

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 to add new service to Mammoth Lakes, CA

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.

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