Boutique Air

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Boutique Air
Boutique air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
4B BTQ BOUTIQUE
Commenced operations2007
AOC #2B5A106N[1]
Focus citiesDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Denver International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
Fleet size32
Destinations30
Parent companyBoutique Air, Inc.
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, USA
Key peopleShawn Simpson (CEO)
Websitehttp://www.boutiqueair.com/

Boutique Air, Inc. is a commuter airline based in San Francisco, California. The airline offers charter services as well as scheduled passenger services subsidized under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. In June 2019, Forbes ranked Boutique Air as the fastest airline in the U.S. [2]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2007 by Shawn Simpson, an early employee of Google. It was originally an aviation technology company before it began acquiring a fleet of aircraft in 2012 through its holding company Targaryen LLC.[3] It operated on-demand charters, pilot training, and air patrol services for government sectors using Cessnas before purchasing Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to operate its passenger charter flights.[4][5]

In 2013 it received commuter air carrier authority from the United States Department of Transportation.[6] Its first scheduled service was operated 2013-2014 between Hawthorne Municipal Airport near Los Angeles and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. During that time, the company began submitting proposals to provide scheduled service to rural communities and regions under contract as part of the Essential Air Service program, and began its first flights between Clovis Municipal Airport in New Mexico and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in July 2014.[7][8][9] The carrier has expanded further in New Mexico to include airports in Carlsbad, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, and Silver City.[10][11] By the end of 2015, it flew 14 scheduled routes with an Essential Air Service airport destination.

In 2017, Boutique Air began a new car rental company, named Boutique Car. These services are typically used at locations without other car rental options and is being expanded across their route map. As of June 2019, four locations utilize this service (Carlsbad, Massena, Pendleton, Thief River Falls).

Corporate affairs[edit]

The headquarters are at Suite 925 of 5 3rd Street, San Francisco.[12]

The headquarters were previously at 340 Pine Street,[13] and later in the Flatiron Building.[14]

Destinations[edit]

As of May 2019, Boutique Air serves the following destinations:

City Airport IATA Code Destinations Notes
Alabama Alabama
Muscle Shoals Northwest Alabama Regional Airport MSL Atlanta EAS Community
Arizona Arizona
Show Low Show Low Regional Airport SOW Phoenix EAS Community
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Show Low
Cortez
Hub
California California
Merced Merced Municipal Airport MCE Sacramento
Los Angeles
EAS Community
Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport LAX Merced
Sacramento Sacramento International Airport SMF Merced
Colorado Colorado
Alamosa San Luis Valley Regional Airport ALS Denver
Albuquerque
EAS Community
Cortez Cortez Municipal Airport CEZ Denver
Phoenix
Telluride
EAS Community
Denver Denver International Airport DEN Alamosa
Chadron
Cortez
Dodge City
McCook
Telluride
Hub
Telluride Telluride Regional Airport TEX Cortez
Denver
Scheduled commercial by request of the community[15] | New one stop service to Phoenix via Cortez begins July 1, 2019.
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia
Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Muscle Shoals
Greenville
Kansas Kansas
Dodge City Dodge City Regional Airport DDC Denver EAS Community
Maryland Maryland
Baltimore Baltimore–Washington International Airport BWI Johnstown EAS Community
Massachusetts Massachusetts
Boston Boston Logan International Airport BOS Massena EAS Community
Minnesota Minnesota
Minneapolis Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport MSP Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Regional Airport TVF Minneapolis Boutique Car Location | EAS Community
Mississippi Mississippi
Greenville Mid Delta Regional Airport GLH Atlanta
Dallas
EAS Community
Nebraska Nebraska
Chadron Chadron Municipal Airport CDR Denver EAS Community
McCook McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport MCK Denver EAS Community
New Mexico New Mexico
Albuquerque Albuquerque International Sunport ABQ Alamosa
Clovis
Carlsbad
Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal CNM Albuquerque
Dallas
Boutique Car Location | EAS Community
Clovis Clovis Municipal Airport CVN Dallas
Albuquerque
EAS Community
New York (state) New York
Massena Massena International Airport MSS Boston Re-selected contract due to the CRJ-200 not meeting federal operating requirements at Massena | Boutique Car Location | EAS Community
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Johnstown Johnstown–Cambria County Airport JST Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Replacing Southern Airways Express on November 1, 2018[16] | EAS Community
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh International Airport PIT Johnstown Replacing Southern Airways Express on November 1, 2018[16]
Oregon Oregon
Pendleton Eastern Oregon Regional Airport PDT Portland Boutique Car location | EAS Community
Portland Portland International Airport PDX Pendleton
Texas Texas
Dallas/Fort Worth Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW Carlsbad
Clovis
Greenville
Victoria
Operates in DFW's Corporate Aviation Terminal[17]Hub
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Victoria Service begins November 1, 2018[18]
Victoria Victoria Regional Airport VCT Dallas
Houston
Service begins November 1, 2018[18] | EAS Community

Former destinations[edit]

City Airport IATA Code Destinations Notes
California California
Hawthorne Hawthorne Municipal Airport HHR Las Vegas
Inyokern Inyokern Airport IYK Los Angeles
Oakland Oakland International Airport OAK Merced
Nebraska Nebraska
Alliance Alliance Municipal Airport AIA Denver Ended May 31 | EAS Community | Former Boutique Car Location
New Mexico New Mexico
Los Alamos Los Alamos County Airport LAM Albuquerque Former EAS Community | Lack of enplanements, community decided to designate Santa Fe Regional Airport for passenger service
Silver City Grant County Airport SVC Albuquerque
Phoenix
EAS Community | Former Boutique Car Location
New York (state) New York
Albany Albany International Airport ALB Massena
Nevada Nevada
Henderson, Nevada Henderson Executive Airport HSH Hawthorne
Las Vegas, Nevada McCarran International Airport LAS Merced
Phoenix
Tennessee Tennessee
Nashville Nashville International Airport BNA Greenville
Muscle Shoals
Utah Utah
Moab Canyonlands Field CNY Denver
Salt Lake City
Daily nonstop round-trip flights to Salt Lake City and Denver. Ended Dec 31, 2017 | EAS Community
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International Airport SLC Moab
Vernal
Vernal Vernal Regional Airport VEL Denver
Salt Lake City
Daily nonstop round-trip flights to Salt Lake City and Denver Ended June 25 2018 | EAS Community
Virginia Virginia
Washington Washington Dulles International Airport IAD Massena

Fleet[edit]

Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12

As of January 2019, Boutique Air's fleet size was 32 aircraft:[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ Bogaisky, Jeremy. "The Fastest Airlines In The U.S." Forbes. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  3. ^ "TARGARYEN LLC - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - CESSNA T337F - N1741M - Fixed Wing Multi Engine". whoseplane.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  4. ^ "Boutique Air - Boutique Air Pilatus | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  5. ^ "United States Department of Transportation Request for Information" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  6. ^ "Order 2012-11-32 Served: November 29, 2012 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY WASHI" (PDF). webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  7. ^ Deppen, Colin. Bradford Airport carrier service contracts re-bid, The Bradford Era, May 29, 2014, retrieved 2014-07-16
  8. ^ Leeds, Kim. Cape Air to take over Montana Essential Air Service flights, Havre Daily News, September 6, 2013, Retrieved 2014-07-16
  9. ^ Kahin, Vanessa. Municipal flights to Dallas/Fort Worth begin, Clovis News Journal, July 15, 2014, retrieved 2014-07-16
  10. ^ Dunlap, Susan. Boutique Air announces flights to Albuquerque Archived December 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Silver City Sun-News, December 25, 2014, Retrieved 2014-12-29
  11. ^ Onsurez, Jessica and Katie England. Airport: Carlsbad now connected to Dallas/Fort Worth Archived 2015-05-22 at the Wayback Machine, Carlsbad Current-Argus, April 28, 2015, Retrieved 2015-04-28
  12. ^ "Contact". Boutique Air. Retrieved 2019-06-09. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: Boutique Air, Inc. 5 3rd Street Suite 925 San Francisco, CA 94103
  13. ^ "Contact Us." Boutique Air. March 25, 2012. Retrieved on June 9, 2019. "Boutique Air, Inc. 340 Pine Street, Suite 503 San Francisco, CA 94104"
  14. ^ "Contact Us." Boutique Air. Retrieved on June 4, 2015. "Boutique Air, Inc. 548 Market Street ste 73298 San Francisco, CA 94104"
  15. ^ "Boutique Air Launches Flights to Telluride Airport". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Boutique Air announces start date for Johnstown flights to Pittsburgh, Baltimore". Daily American. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Boutique Air - Airport 1414". www.boutiqueair.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  18. ^ a b https://www.aviationpros.com/news/12430448/federal-government-taps-boutique-air-not-silver-airways-to-service-victoria-regional-airport
  19. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-28.

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