Another proposal, researched and developed by Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, would bring a pilot project in commercial air service to Los Alamos.
The proposal calls for subsidized flights, with LANL paying 50 percent of the $150,000 cost and the county paying the other half. One-way flights would cost $55, about $30 less than the shuttle. With the subsidy, the air service could be profitable with just four or five people on each of the six to nine flights a day.
“We have visitors, including chiefs of staff, top level government officials, CEO’s of companies, vice presidents - they land in Albuquerque. They drive one hour and forty five minutes to get here,” Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher said.