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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…

Ultimate Air Shuttle Announces New Gulf Shores Route

Ultimate Air Shuttle is based at the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio and operates as Part 135 Air Charter Carrier. It has operated many routes as 'public charters' similarly to the way that JSX operates on the west coast. The carrier suspended their scheduled flights in mid-2020 due to the coronavirus…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

This is the second of a two-part series on this trip. Part one can be viewed here. A video trip report for both legs is available at the end of this video or at this link. After a peaceful 30 minutes wandering around Chicago Midway's Terminal A, I headed to…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

Manistee, Mich. has been in the news frequently regarding the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract in the community. After seeing what carrier currently served the city, I decided to give it a try. The community of Manistee switched EAS carriers at the end of September 2020, switching to Cape Air…