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Advanced Air Beats Boutique Air to EAS Contract for Merced

Hawthorne, Calif. based-Advanced Air has won the Essential Air Service contract for its second EAS city. The contract it won, is for the community of Merced, Calif. and won the contract over local San Francisco-based Boutique Air. Advanced Air flights to the northern Californian city will begin on Jan. 1, 2022, and will be operating 24-weekly round trip flights to LAX and 12-weekly round trip flights to Las Vegas. With the change of the carrier from Boutique to Advanced LAX…

Advanced Air Plans Delayed Mammoth Lakes, CA Entry

Hawthorne, Calif.-based Advanced Air has confirmed it will begin flights to Mammoth Lakes, Calif. via Mammoth Yosemite Airport in November 2021. The airline did announce plans to fly to Mammoth Lakes last season, but those plans were put on hold on account of local restrictions put in place due to…

U.S. Dornier 328 Operator to Resume Scheduled Flights

After several months of service hiatus, Taos, N.M.-based Taos Air will be resuming flights to their previously served destinations in California and Texas. The carrier will also resume the shuttle that takes passengers from the airport to the Taos Ski Valley. The previous halt in service was due to the…

Interview: Advanced Air – The Do It All Airline

Advanced Air, a Hawthorne, Calif.-based airline isn't very well known outside of a few cities in the southwestern United States. The carrier operates in only a few cities, one of which includes the EAS (Essential Air Service) city of Silver City, N.M. and was talked about briefly in the recent…

EAS Round Up – Part 3

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

Advanced Air’s Essential Air Service Contract Extended

At any given time, about 15 or so Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts are out up renewal or looking for a new carrier. While most don't call for an article all by themselves, some do need exceptions. The EAS city of Silver City is located in the southwest corner of…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon, The Final Chapter

This article is part three, Here you can locate part one and two  After spending two nights in Albuquerque, N.M. I made my way back to the airport for my final day of the journey to reach the western United States coast and the Pacific Ocean. Day Three / The…