Third Dallas-Santa Fe Flight Added 12-09
After adding a second Dallas flight and a Los Angeles flight in mid-November, a third American Eagle direct flight between the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Santa Fe Municipal Airport will begin service on February 11, 2010 the airline announced. The new schedule calls for an early morning departure from Santa Fe to Dallas and a mid-evening departure from Dallas to Santa Fe. The additional flights will improve connections to both cities and make travel to and from Santa Fe and the rest of the country easier. The existing Santa Fe to Los Angeles schedule and the current Santa Fe to Dallas/Forth Worth flights will remain the same for now.
Current Dallas/Fort Worth to Santa Fe Schedule
Flight 3572, departs Dallas/Forth Worth 10:55 a.m., arrives Santa Fe 11:45 a.m.
Flight 2849 departs Dallas/Ft. Worth 2:30 p.m., arrives Santa Fe 3:15 p.m.
ADDITIONAL Dallas/Fort Worth to Santa Fe flight Beginning 2/11/10:
Flight 2761 departs Dallas/Fort Worth 7:40 p.m., arrives Santa Fe 8:30 p.m.
Current Santa Fe to Dallas/Fort Worth Schedule
Flight 3544, departs Santa Fe 12:15 p.m., arrives Dallas/Forth Worth 2:50 p.m.
Flight 2850 departs Santa Fe 3:45 p.m., arrive Dallas-Ft. Worth 6:25 p.m.
ADDITIONAL Santa Fe to Dallas-Ft. Worth-Santa Fe flight Beginning 2/11/10:
Flight 2760 departs Santa Fe 8:15 a.m., arrives Dallas/Fort Worth 10:55 a.m.
Current Los Angeles to Santa Fe Schedule
Flight 3156 departs Los Angeles 12:20 p.m., arrives Santa Fe 3:15 p.m.
Flight 3157 departs Santa Fe 2:45 p.m., arrives Los Angeles 3:55 p.m.
American Eagle's non-stop service to and from Santa Fe uses the 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jet. The $20 million aircraft cruises at 500+ mph and 40,000 feet. It is, "one of the newest and most modern planes in the fleet," according to American Eagle's Managing Director of Sales, Brian Coutts.
The Santa Fe Municipal Airport was recently upgraded to handle regional jets like the Embraer and was voted "Airport of the Year" by the New Mexico Airport Managers Association in 2009. The airport is located on the southwestern edge of the city, about a 20-minute shuttle ride into historic downtown. Rental cars are also available.