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凤凰城天空港(Phoenix Sky Harbor)的高级Air King Air 350(照片:AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Community to see first commercial flights in over Ten years

盖洛普是一座位于新墨西哥州西部I-40州际公路沿线的城市,人口略低于21000,在12年没有商用航空服务后,该城市将最终获得商用航空服务。最后一家为社区提供服务的航空公司是五大湖航空公司,他们提供飞往丹佛和凤凰城的航班,中途停留在新墨西哥州法明顿,但该服务于2008年停止。

总部位于加利福尼亚州霍桑市的Advanced Air将于2022年8月1日开始为这座城市提供服务,使用他们的8座King Air 350飞机之一。该航线将每天从凤凰城天空港枢纽起飞一次,并将在机场的Swift FBO外非无菌运行,在盖洛普,他们将使用盖洛普市机场的主航站楼,该航站楼带有国际民航组织的KGP代码。

Advanced Air check-in inside of the Swift Aviation hangar at Phoenix Sky Harbor (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

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 were awarded a grant to entice airline service, but it is unknown which grant they were awarded specifically. AirlineGeeks reached out to the airport and Gallup City manager’s office to clarify, but they didn’t respond in time for the publishing of this article.

The closest major airport with airline service is Albuquerque, which is a two-hour drive away from Gallup. Other airports nearby with service include Cortez, Colo., and Show Low, Ariz. both of which are just over two hours and are both parts of the Essential Air Service program, and also Flagstaff, Ariz. which is almost a three-hour drive and has two airlines. This flight will cut a 4.5-hour drive to Phoenix down to a scheduled flight time of just over an hour to and from Gallup.

An Advanced Air Super King Air 350 in Albuquerque (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Although this will be the carrier’s first time in Gallup, it won’t be their first time flying the state as they do serve three other airports in the state of New Mexico. In the state, they already fly to Albuquerque, Silver City, an Essential Air Service city, and Taos, which they operate on behalf of Taos Air using 30-seat Dornier 328Jets with flights to Texas and California.

每天飞往盖洛普的航班将在菲尼克斯起降,飞机将于上午晚些时候从菲尼克斯起飞,从盖洛普起飞的时间为工作日中午12点或之后。在周末,时间会推迟两个小时,从凤凰城出发的时间是上午11:45,从盖洛普出发的时间是下午2:20。

这将为该航空公司提供凤凰城枢纽外的三个直达目的地和一站式航班。他们将提供从凤凰城到新墨西哥州银城的直达航班;盖洛普,新墨西哥州。;加州霍桑也将提供从菲尼克斯飞往阿尔伯克基的航班,但他们将在银城中途停留,首先是双向。盖洛普每天一次,银城每天两次,每周五次(总共10次每周航班),哈托恩每周两次。

高级航空公司的凤凰城路线图(GreatCircleMapper)

飞往盖洛普的航班现在在航空公司的网站上出售,我们很高兴看到另一个机场重新加入美国的客运航空网络

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  • 乔从记事起就一直对飞机感兴趣。21世纪初,他在纽约市中心长大,当时美国航空公司特快涡轮螺旋桨飞机统治着天空。由于出身于非航空家庭,他很难与飞机打交道,每月只能在机场呆三个小时左右。当他能自己开车的时候,他非常兴奋,他拿着驾照做的第一件事就是吃冰淇淋,然后整天去看飞机。当他有时间(和金钱)的时候,他喜欢到任何值得一游的地方进行实地考察。他目前就读于西密歇根大学,获得航空管理和运营学位。

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