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Boutique Air starts flying into Merced Oct. 5

Mike Conway

Post Date:09/29/2015

The following news release comes from our new partner, Boutique Air

Boutique Air announces flights to Los Angeles, Oakland and Las Vegas


SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 28, 2015) ' Boutique Air announced today that it will be initiating service between Merced Regional Airport (MCE) and Los Angeles, Oakland, and Las Vegas. Service from Merced to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) is set to begin Oct. 5. Service to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS) will begin Nov. 1.

The airline was recently awarded the DOT Essential Air Service contract to provide service between Merced and the three destinations after receiving strong support from local leadership and the broader community. 'We are excited to bring Boutique Air service to the community of Merced and the surrounding areas,' said CEO Shawn Simpson. 'Our focus on customer service and reliability has resulted in strong demand for our service in other markets, and we look forward to creating the same success story in the Central Valley.'

Fares will start at an introductory rate of $49 from Merced to Los Angeles, $19 from Merced to Oakland and $69 from Merced to Las Vegas. The schedule will feature two daily round trips between Merced and Los Angeles, three daily roundtrip flights between Merced and Oakland, and one daily round trip from Merced to Las Vegas. The schedule can be found online at

Boutique Air operates a modern fleet of Swiss­-made Pilatus PC-­12 aircraft. With amenities designed to make the flying experience as comfortable as it gets, the PC-­12 features reclining leather seats in an executive configuration, power outlets, a pressurized cabin, enclosed lavatory, and a top speed of 300 mph.

The airline will hold a Ribbon Cutting Celebration Monday, Oct. 5 at Merced Regional Airport. The event will kick off at 11:00 a.m. and will feature free flight giveaways, plane tours, food, and photo opportunities. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling (855­) 268-­8478 or by emailing

About Boutique Air

Boutique Air is an FAA-­certified air carrier providing both air charter and scheduled service. The airline currently services routes in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, and now California and Nevada. Additional routes will be starting soon in Mississippi and Tennessee. Reservations can be made online now by visiting or by phone at (855) 268­-8478.

Media Contact:

Danielle Hake

Boutique Air

(415) 449­-0505

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