New Mexico Airlines contacted Los Alamos County officials late Thursday afternoon to say that they expect to resume full service next week.
The airlines has not flown its route between Los Alamos and Albuquerque since Monday. Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger said this morning that she expects to release another update early next week as the County continues to closely monitor the situation.
The airlines previously suspended all flights in New Mexico in early December. Public Works Director Philo Shelton said in a Dec. 12 news release that commercial airline service is part of economic development initiatives for the County. Under the terms of its contract with New Mexico Airlines, the County subsidizes flights, however, the County does not pay if the airlines does not fly the planes.
New Mexico Airlines began flights between Los Alamos and Albuquerque in April 2013. The current contract ends June 30, 2015.