SANTA FE ― Northern New Mexico now has direct flights on American Airlines from Phoenix to Santa Fe.
Flight 3080 touched down at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport at 11:19 a.m. Dec. 15 and was celebrated by state and city officials, business leaders, and citizens from all over northern New Mexico. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, New Mexico Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham and Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun were among those greeting the passengers on the inaugural flight.
“We look forward to what we believe will be a successful addition to our service at Santa Fe Municipal Airport and its economic potential,” Airport Manager Cameron Humphres said. “Our goal is to become the airport of choice and an important economic engine for Northern New Mexico.”
Simon Brackley President & CEO Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce says, “Adding direct daily flights to Phoenix will allow visitors to more easily access all of Northern New Mexico, as well as serving Santa Fe business and leisure travelers who are connecting through Phoenix to the West Coast.
With the addition of flights to Phoenix, customers traveling from Santa Fe can reach more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to more than 150 countries throughout the American Airlines and Oneworld Alliance Global Network.
Business travelers will now find it convenient to fly into the capital city to work with the state legislature and other government agencies. And from Santa Fe, it’s an easy drive to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bandelier National Monument, the historic Turquoise Trail, Espanola and Taos.
For second homeowners in Santa Fe, this new flight will get them there in record time. The Santa Fe Airport has convenient, inexpensive parking and shuttles as well as improved facilities to ensure a comfortable experience for all travelers.
The Northern New Mexico Air Alliance is a non-profit group of businesses, cities, counties and attractions.