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…