- Carrier to offer fares starting at $49 to Albuquerque
Los Alamos County and Boutique Air jointly announced this afternoon that flights between Los Alamos (LAM) and Albuquerque’s Sunport (ABQ) are now available for booking.
Service begins Sunday, Nov. 1. Fares will start at an introductory rate of $49 from Los Alamos to Albuquerque. The schedule will feature three daily round trip flights between the cities. The schedule can be found in the table below and online at www.boutiqueair.com.
The airline is receiving strong support from local leadership and the broader community.
“We are excited to bring Boutique Air service to the community of Los Alamos,” CEO Shawn Simpson said. “Our focus on customer service and reliability has resulted in strong demand for our service in other markets, and we look forward to creating the same success story here. Los Alamos is a unique community oriented toward world class research making it a significant destination for many. Our new schedule also offers the opportunity to catch connecting flights to Carlsbad and Silver City. Finally, the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park will also become a major attraction in the coming years. Residents and visitors alike will benefit greatly from the quality air service provided by Boutique Air.”
“I’m very pleased and excited to have Boutique begin service from Los Alamos,” said David Ploeger, Los Alamos Airport Manager. “They are a first-class airline and have received high praise from the other communities in New Mexico where they fly. I know the public has been looking forward to this with great anticipation. We have been receiving numerous inquiries every day asking when service would begin.”
Boutique Air operates a modern fleet of Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. With amenities designed to make the flying experience as comfortable as it gets, the PC-12 features reclining leather seats in an executive configuration, power outlets, a pressurized cabin, enclosed lavatory, and a top speed of 300 mph.
The airline will hold a Ribbon Cutting Celebration Monday, Nov. 2 at the Los Alamos Municipal Airport (LAM). The event will kick off at 5 p.m. and will feature free flight giveaways, plane tours, food, and photo opportunities. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 855.268.8478 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Boutique Air is an FAA-certified air carrier providing both air charter and scheduled service.
The airline currently services routes in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Nebraska, with additional routes beginning Nov. 1 in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Nevada. Reservations can be made online now by visiting www.boutiqueair.com or by phone at 855.268.8478.
LANL business travelers can book flights using Concur, the Laboratory’s on line travel system, using the designator LAM for Los Alamos Municipal airport and ABQ for Albuquerque Sunport. No security check is needed at the Los Alamos airport. Parking at the Los Alamos airport is free and Route 2 of Atomic City Transit serves the airport terminal. The Albuquerque Boutique Air gate is located on level 2 at Sunport, outside of the main TSA security. Passengers connecting to all other airlines are required to pass through security.
Two carry-on items are permitted per passenger on the Boutique Air flights – one personal item (purse, briefcase, personal computer, etc.) and one carry-on bag. The combined weight of all carry-on items may not exceed 35 pounds per passenger. More details on baggage, reservations, flight cancellations or flight changes is available at www.boutiqueair.com under their “FAQ” section.
Boutique will have a ticket agent on site at Los Alamos Airport to check passengers in for their flights and check their baggage.
The agreement between Los Alamos and Boutique has a one year term and the option to renew for two additional one year terms.