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A Taos Air Fairchild Dornier 328JET prepares for its first flight of the day at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

A Unique Airline Returns to The U.S. Skies

Air travel exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time on July 1, when 2,147,090 passengers were screened at TSA checkpoints around the U.S. This represents a 58,330 person increase from July 1, 2019. On the same day that air travel returned to 2019 levels, Taos Air returned to the skies for the first time in over a year. The New Mexico-based public charter airline resumed non-stop service from Taos, N.M. to Austin, Dallas-Love Field, San Diego-Carlsbad and Los Angeles-Hawthorne after…

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…

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport…

Taos Air: The Airline by Skiers, for Skiers

It’s that time of year again as airlines are ramping up their flights in and out of popular ski destinations like Vail, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Mammoth Lakes, Calif. One small but upscale ski town, however, isn't served by any major airline, inspiring the creation of its own airline.…

How to Fly a Dornier 328 In The U.S. This…

Taos Air is one of the newest airlines in the U.S. In early October, the airline announced its debut flights between Taos, New Mexico and Texas cities Austin and Dallas Love Field. The charter air service will operate three weekly flights on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting on Dec. 20,…