Test Drive New Commuter Plane at County Airport Open House Friday



Come check out the plane that could be your next ride to Albuquerque!

The Los Alamos County Airport is hosting an open house 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5.

The open house will feature tours of the Cessna Caravan, a nine-seat turbopropaircraft—one of the New Mexico Airlines’ fleet that will be providing commercial air service between Los Alamos and Albuquerque beginning Monday, April 8.

“Once people see the plane and gain an understanding of how reliable it is, they will not be able to resist choosing a $49, 20-minute flight to the Sunport over a two-hour drive and parking fees,” Airport Manager Peter Soderquist said.

Friday’s Open House will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with brief remarks from Soderquist and New Mexico Airlines’ Chief Pilot Dave Jones. 

At 9:15 a.m. and again at 9:45 a.m., Jones will take two groups of passengers on 15-minute complimentary flights over the Rio Grande and northern Los Alamos (pending favorable weather.)

Flights are available to media and elected officials. Any unassigned seats will be available to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Send your reservation request, including name as well as best daytime and nighttime contact information—by 5 p.m., Thursday, April 4 to kelly.stewart@lacnm.us

All requesters will receive a communication Thursday evening regarding their reservation status.

Those who don’t get a seat on one of the Friday flights will be able to enter a drawing to win a free roundtrip flight to Albuquerque, compliments of New Mexico Airlines. (Write your name and phone number on the ticket and you do not need to be present to win.)

Once back on the tarmac (around 10-10:15 a.m.), the plane will be open to the public. Airport and airlines representatives will be available throughout the Open House to answer questions regarding the new service.

Comments, concerns and suggestions are encouraged and accepted at feedback@flylosalamos.com, which is forwarded to airport, airlines and public relations personnel. 

“This is your airline,” Jones said. “We want to make sure it works for you.”

For more information regarding New Mexico Airlines service, visit www.flylosalamos.com


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