New Mexico Airlines (subsidiary of Pacific Wings) (Albuquerque) voluntarily suspended operations on December 11 until further notice due to unspecified “mechanical issues” involving its five Cessna 208B Grand Caravans. Parent Pacific Wings said the grounding was temporary and the aircraft would be flying again shortly. The company is now listing tomorrow (December 17) as its restart date. The airline operated to Carlsbad and Los Alamos from ABQ.
The airline started operations on July 1, 2007.
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Copyright Photo: Sun Valley Airlines/AirlinersGallery.com. Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N12959 (msn 1254) is pictured at the ABQ base.
Pacific Wings Airlines (Kahului and Mesa) is planning to close down its inter-island Hawaiian scheduled passenger services on June 15 according to local media reports by HawaiiNewsNow. The airline has not yet made an announcement or confirmed the report.
The airline will apparently continue to operate its mainland Essential Airline Services (EAS) as New Mexico Airlines.
Top Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. Pacific Wings has recently scaled back its colorful rainbow livery (below) to this unspectacular white livery (above). Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N302PW (msn 0984) sits at Honolulu between flights. All other photos by Pacific Wings Airlines and New Mexico Airlines.