Southwest launches daily service from Albuquerque to Hollywood Burbank
Albuquerque Sunport for Southwest launch to Hollywood Burbank
Southwest Airlines has launched a new daily, non-stop route between Albuquerque International Sunport and Hollywood Burbank Airport. It is the first service between the two cities and will allow the New Mexico film industry to continue to flourish.
“This is a huge win for New Mexico’s film industry and economic development opportunities,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our relationship with Hollywood is only going to grow as we continue to demonstrate support for filmmakers, and this new service offering is an important step in that journey.”
A testament to Albuquerque’s growing film industry, the new service offers a quicker, easier option for those travelling to and from the San Fernando Valley. The Sunport has had its eye on direct service to Burbank for quite some time, and Southwest’s commitment to the market is an encouraging sign of both consumer demand and continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today’s inaugural flight is an exciting signal of the increasing demand for Albuquerque as a business, tourism, and film destination,” said Richard McCurley, Interim Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “This new, non-stop service to the heart of Hollywood is sure to strengthen our state’s ties to the film industry and also provide a convenient option for travel between New Mexico and southern California.”
“The film industry is an integral component of our state’s economy and personality,” said Cyndy McCrossen, City of Albuquerque Film Liaison. “We are so ecstatic to be facilitating a stronger connection with the moviemaking capital via this new air service, and are confident it will incentivise more projects to be filmed here in our beautiful state.”