Community to See First Commercial Flights in Over 10 Years – AirlineGeeks.com
, 2022-06-11 07:00:00,
By Joey Gerardi
Community to See First Commercial Flights in Over 10 Years
Gallup, a city located along Interstate I-40 in western New Mexico with a population of just under 21,000 residents will finally be getting commercial air service after 12-years without one. The last airline to serve the community was Great Lakes Airlines, they offered flights to both Denver and Phoenix with an intermediate stop in Farmington, N.M. but that service stopped in 2008.
Hawthorne-Calif. based Advanced Air, will be starting service to this city on August 1, 2022, using one of their 8-seat King Air 350’s aircraft. The route will be flown once daily from their Phoenix Sky Harbor hub and will operate non-sterile out of the Swift FBO at the airport, in Gallup they will be using the main terminal at the Gallup Municipal Airport that carries the ICAO code of KGUP.
It is very rare to see airlines expanding into new airports as pilot and scheduling issues plague the airline industry at this current point in time. And even rarer still, to see a community as small as Gallup get back service after this many years, the community itself only has around 25,000 residents. Although the city is small they do have multiple Native American Reservations surrounding Gallup that add quite a bit to the population.
An employee at the airport did mention that they…
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