Los-Angeles based Advanced Air has signed an exclusive partnership with Mammoth Lakes Tourism and will be the sole airline carrier flying between Mammoth and Los Angeles / San Diego.
United backs out, Advanced Air loses competition
Following United Airlines’ discontinuation of flights between Los Angeles and Bishop, Advanced Air has announced that it will serve the Mammoth Lakes area exclusively from Southern California. From November 23 to April 10, 2023, Advanced Air will operate four weekly flights from Southern California to Mammoth. Flights will depart from Hawthorne (HHR), Burbank (BUR), and Carlsbad (CLD).
Advanced Air’s flights are semi-private, and passengers can enjoy the benefits of a private travel experience while paying for commercial airline costs. The flights will include private terminals, no TSA lines, and snacks and drinks (including various beers from Mammoth Brewing Company). Flights will start at $169.50 + tax each way.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Mammoth Lakes Tourism and serve snow enthusiasts with an optional way to maximize their favorite mountain and outdoor paradise. These new, enhanced offerings are intended to bring even more value to our travelers who enjoy this thriving leisure destination.” – Levi Stockton, Founder & President of Advanced Air
John Urdi, Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism, added,
“Having Advanced Air flying to Mammoth Lakes from some of our most loyal Southern California areas makes the journey to the mountains easier than ever before. Plus, the addition of the affordable 10-packs, as well as the shuttle access between LAX and Hawthorne, further enhances an already fantastic experience.”
Last year, it was announced that two airlines would serve the Mammoth area during winter. United Express was going to fly into the Bishop airport (BIH), a small regional airport a few hours away from Mammoth, from Denver International Airport (DEN), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). At the time of the announcement, United Express planned to operate the CRJ700 aircraft, with a capacity for 70 passengers.
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At the time of the announcement, United was excited about the service to Bishop but, for some reason, pulled the routes this year.
“As customers begin to plan their winter and ski vacations, United is proud to offer the most departures to ski destinations across the country. Our service to Bishop, Calif. will help travelers from Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and far beyond enjoy the beautiful ski season in Mammoth this winter.”
Advanced Air also provided public charters last year. But rather than flying into Bishop, the company decided it would fly direct to the MMH, the airport closest to Mammoth Mountain. Advanced Air used its 30-passenger Dornier 328 jets to serve Mammoth from BUR, CLD, and HHR.
About Advanced Air
Advanced Air is a world-class aviation company based in Southern California that offers various services, from regional commercial flights, private charter, aviation management, corporate travel, and property management services. Its operations are based out of the FBO (fixed-base operator), Jet Center Los Angeles. The FBO has more than 90 acres and 200,000 feet of hangar space.