Thursday, June 11, 2009

Direct Flights Between LAX and Santa Fe!

Great news for those of you traveling back and forth from LAX and Santa Fe. . . Another great reason for film professionals to live and work in Santa Fe.

SANTA FE-Governor Bill Richardson today joined local officials and members of the community in welcoming the return of commercial air service to Santa Fe. Beginning today, American Eagle will offer daily, direct flights between Santa Fe and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport.

Additionally, Governor Richardson announced today that American Eagle will start offering daily flights to Los Angeles International Airport beginning November 19th.

“I am thrilled that American Eagle is leading the way in returning commercial air service to Santa Fe with flights now to Dallas and soon to Los Angeles,” Governor Bill Richardson said. “Commercial air service is key to the economic development of the area and to growing New Mexico’s thriving tourism and film industries.”

“This is an exciting day for American Eagle and we are proud to launch the first commercial jet service to Santa Fe in decades,” American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler said. “Just in time for the city’s 400th birthday, this new service will make New Mexico’s capital more accessible and convenient for visitors from around the country and around the world.”

Commercial air service has been absent from the Santa Fe airport since January 2008. However, the airport has been without larger commercial jet service for decades. Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared the airport for use by regional jets.