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Virtual carrier Taos Air says it has switched its production carrier from Advanced Air (AN, Hawthorne) to JSX Air (XE, Dallas Love Field).

“Taos Air’s convenient, hassle-free, and non-commercial travel experience will continue with JSX Air as the operator, featuring the use of 30-passenger jets, private terminals, and the ability to check-in just 20 minutes before departure,” it said in a statement.

JSX Air’s internet booking engine shows flights will resume on December 15 connecting the New Mexico ski resort of Taos to Austin-Bergstrom International (4-5x weekly), Burbank (3-5x weekly), Dallas Love Field (3-5x weekly), and San Diego International (2-5x weekly). Seasonal flights will end on April 3, 2022.

JSX Air will use its E135s and E145s on the route. Flights will be operated from private terminals at all airports.

In previous winters, Advanced Air ran services to Taos using two Do328-300s owned by Taos Ski Valley, the virtual carrier’s parent company. Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows the duo continued to operate Advanced Air charter…

US’s Southern Airways Express to add PC-12s for EAS ops

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Advanced Air (AN, Hawthorne) has secured a four-year contract from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide Essential Air Service at Merced Macready, California using a 9-seat Pilatus PC-12.

Starting January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2025, Advanced Air will provide a total of 24 weekly flights from Merced of which 12 flights weekly will be to Las Vegas Harry Reid and 12 to Los Angeles International. A USD14.8 million subsidy will be given for the four-year period. Advanced Air also does not currently interline or codeshare with any other carriers.

A total of four offers were received in addition to Advanced Air from, Boutique Air, Key Lime Air, Denver Air Connection, and Southern Airways Express. Throughout the process, Southern Airways Express dropped out of the following.

Boutique Air, which held the EAS contract previously reapplied with four options. Option 1, split operations to Los Angeles and Sacramento International; Option 2, only service to Los Angeles; Option 3, service to Los Angeles and…

Editorial Comment: The article has been corrected to reflect that Advanced Air has a Part 135 certificate. – 04.10.2021 – 20:03 UTC

New Mexico’s Taos Air to resume flights in 3Q21

Taos Air (Taos) has announced it will resume flights between Taos, a town in northern New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and destinations in Southern California and Texas later this summer.

Running from July 1 until September 27, 2021, the virtual carrier will once again offer twice-weekly direct round-trips to Austin-Bergstrom International, Dallas Love Field, Hawthorne, and Carlsbad, CA. It will also offer services for the winter 2021-22 ski season, the company announced in a statement.

The non-stop flights are public charters sold and operated by Advanced Air (AN, Hawthorne), a scheduled commuter and private charter airline based in California. Taos Air owns the two Do328-300s operated by Advanced Air, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module reveals.

Taos Air began seasonal flights to cities in Texas in 2018 and California in 2019. The airline, owned by the Taos Ski Valley resort, suspended its operations in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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