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Beginning December 19, Taos Air will begin its second year operating direct charter flight service to Austin–Bergstrom International (AUS) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) airports from Taos Regional Airport (TSM). The service will run through March 29, 2020 offering six round trips per week every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with alternative service on holiday weekends.
In its inaugural year, Taos Air proved to be an economic driver for not just the Taos area but the entire Enchanted Circle region. Studies conducted by Southwest Planning & Marketing (SWPM) found that there was an economic impact of over $2 million in Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Questa and Red River by Taos Air fliers for its first season of operation.
“Last season Taos Air was extremely valuable to our local businesses, which benefitted from the influx of Texas-based visitors throughout the winter and spring, and we were pleasantly surprised by how many area residents flew to Texas for business or pleasure,” said Daniel Barrone, Town of Taos Mayor. “Taos Air is a win-win for Northern New Mexico’s businesses, residents and community. We hope it continues to flourish and even grow as a transportation option for our area.”
One aspect of Taos Air that distinguishes it is its robust carbon offset program. As a certified B Corp©, Taos Ski Valley, Inc., the owner and operator of Taos Air, has committed to 100% carbon offset through NativeEnergy.
“It’s essential to us that we balance our business goals with our company’s mission-driven ethos, so this significant carbon offset program is a core component of Taos Air and will continue to be so,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley, Inc. “We commend the Town of Taos and many other area businesses that have all come together to develop this economic driver for our community, and give area residents more travel choices.”
For more information including the full winter schedule, ticket prices and reservations please visit TaosAir.com.