American Eagle announced that it will offer daily roundtrip air service between Santa Fe, N.M., and Los Angeles beginning Nov. 19. The daily flights will travel between Santa Fe Municipal Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
Flights from Santa Fe to Los Angeles are tentatively scheduled to depart Santa Fe at 12:15 p.m. and to arrive in Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. Flights from Los Angeles to Santa Fe are tentatively scheduled to depart Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. and to arrive in Santa Fe at 1:15 p.m.
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson revealed news of the new service at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport during a press conference held to address the commencement of American Eagle’s direct service flights between Dallas and Santa Fe.
“I am thrilled that American Eagle is leading the way in returning commercial air service to Santa Fe with flights now to Dallas and soon to Los Angeles,” said Richardson. “Commercial air service is key to the economic development of the area and to growing New Mexico’s thriving tourism and film industries.
“This will be an important connection to the West Coast from Santa Fe. It’s not just about tourism and the culture of Santa Fe — it will also benefit New Mexico’s film industry. There are eight films being shot in New Mexico today and Los Angeles is the second most-requested connection after Dallas.”