Business in brief, Dec. 25, 2018

December 25, 2018

Taos Air begins service to Texas

Startup local airline Taos Air made its inaugural flights Dec. 20 at Taos Regional Airport with an arrival from Austin, Texas, and departure to Dallas.

These are the only commercial flights at Taos Regional Airport, according to a Taos Air news release.

“Taos Air is a significant milestone for Taos Ski Valley, but more importantly for the entire region,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley, in a release. “We believe this investment will help drive visitors to Northern New Mexico, benefiting all of us in this region.”

Taos Ski Valley purchased a 30-seat Dornier 328 passenger jet to fly the routes from Taos to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport. Ultimate Jetcharter of North Canton, Ohio, will operate the aircraft and supply additional aircraft to fly these routes.

Taos Air is starting with winter flights on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. The charter flights include complimentary shuttle service from Taos Regional Airport to Taos Ski Valley for guests staying at the mountain.

Meow Wolf makes list for science, technology

A major dealer for DIRECTV selected Meow Wolf as the New Mexico entry for a Best Science & Technology Centers by State list.

DirecTVdeals.com, an authorized DIRECTV dealer, largely selected science centers or universities for each state, though Utah Olympic Park and the corporate headquarters for Microsoft and Google received top billing for Utah, Washington and California, respectively. Meow Wolf was the only interactive art installation included.

“Meow Wolf was chosen for New Mexico largely based on the unique, immersive experience it provides its visitors,” said Chris Needham, a content manager at DirecTVdeals. “The overwhelming positive reviews from visitors of all ages and the creative use of multimedia pushed Meow Wolf to the top of our list for New Mexico.”

DIRECTV, the direct broadcast satellite service, was not involved in creating his list, Needham said.

The New Mexican

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