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Taos Air to launch flights to Austin and Dallas

Ultimate Air Shuttle (Ultimate Jetcharters) Fairchild Dornier 328-310 (328JET) N406FJ (msn 3156) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402970.

The Town of Taos today announced that the Taos Regional Airport will begin direct charter flight service to and from Austin International and Dallas-Love Field airports beginning December 20. The air service will be known as Taos Air and will be comparably priced to traditional commercial airlines.

The Taos Air launch follows the Taos Regional Airport’s opening of its new crosswinds runway last August. The milestone event was the result of a thirty-year, $24,000,000 development process, in conjunction with the NM Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division and the FAA.

“With the new runway in place, we are committed to positioning the Taos Regional Airport as an economic driver for Taos County and Northern New Mexico,” said Daniel Barrone, Mayor, Town of Taos. “To that end, we are working with the state and our regional partners to develop and fund year-round, long-term air service. Improved accessibility to the area will provide opportunities to diversify the local and regional economy. Initiating seasonal air service with Taos Air is the first exciting step on that journey.”

One stakeholder working with the Town of Taos to bring the new Taos Air charter service to the airport is Taos Ski Valley, Inc., which purchased a 30-passenger jet and entered into a management agreement with Ultimate Jet Charters to operate the new Taos Air service in and out of Taos Regional Airport.

“We’re supportive of the Town’s vision for the airport as a regional economic driver and premier tourist destination,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley, Inc. “Taos Air will now offer the closest, fastest and easiest route to the Rockies from Texas, a thrilling development for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts from that region.”

Starting December 20 and continuing through the end of March, Taos Air will begin direct charter flight service between Taos Regional Airport (TSM) and Austin International (AUS) and Dallas-Love Field (DAL) airports. Winter service will consist of one flight to and from each destination every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday or holiday Monday, for a total of six round trips per week.

Copyright Photo: Ultimate Air Shuttle (Ultimate Jetcharters) Fairchild Dornier 328-310 (328JET) N406FJ (msn 3156) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402970.

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OneJet enters into an agreement to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

OneJet, the air transportation network providing nonstop connectivity within medium-size markets, today, May 1, announced the completion of an acquisition agreement with Ultimate JetCharters. As one of the country’s premier charter operators, Ultimate JetCharters operates 30-seat Dornier (below) and Embraer regional jet aircraft for private charter clients, as well as per-seat scheduled services on select routes under the Ultimate Air Shuttle brand.

The combined operation will have a collective fleet of nearly 25 aircraft by the end of 2018, including aircraft operated by Ultimate and existing operating partner, Contour Airlines. Ultimate will be integrated into OneJet’s network during the course of the next month, with flights beginning on June 4.

Concurrently, OneJet will continue to accelerate the addition of Embraer ERJ aircraft to its network throughout the course of 2018; the company introduced the aircraft with the launch of service between Buffalo and Albany earlier this year.

The Ultimate Air Shuttle brand will remain independent and continue to operate per-seat scheduled services to and from Cincinnati, as well as private charters for corporate, casino and collegiate clients.


Together, the companies’ networks will serve over 17 cities, including Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Albany, Buffalo, Hartford, West Palm Beach, Kansas City, New York (via Morristown, New Jersey), Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville, Atlanta, Columbus and Raleigh-Durham.

OneJet will make various schedule and routing adjustments during May, including the announcement of several new routes, as the Ultimate operations are integrated into its network.

All photos by OneJet and Ultimate AirShuttle.

Below Copyright Photo: Ultimate Air Shuttle (Ultimate Jetcharters) Fairchild Dornier 328-310 (328JET) N359SK (msn 3202) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403146.

Ultimate Air Shuttle (Ultimate Jetcharters) Fairchild Dornier 328-310 (328JET) N359SK (msn 3202) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403146.