American Airlines is set to bring back direct flights between Los Angeles and the Santa Fe Regional Airport on a temporary basis, which could benefit the city’s burgeoning film industry. But city officials would prefer to see daily flights between the two cities, which they say would have a greater impact not just on the film industry, but the local economy as a whole.
As of now, American Airlines flights are scheduled on Saturdays only, meaning round-trip passengers would have to stay a week if they didn’t want to make any stops in between. The direct flights are scheduled for takeoff beginning April 11. The airline plans to maintain a Saturday schedule through Oct. 24.
It’s uncertain if the airline will continue the nonstop flights beyond that date.