American Flights Out Of Roswell A Hot Item

Local aviation officials are pleased with the popularity of air service from Roswell to Phoenix after a year. They say the American flights have been a soaring success and is ready to grow. Figures from the previous 21 weeks of service show an average occupancy rate of 69 percent, with a high of 80 percent and a low of 57. Officials with Roswell and the economic development group say the flights need to average about 80 percent to meet the airline revenue requirements. The city is hosting a public anniversary celebration Thursday at the Roswell International Air Center, where a new jet will be introduced.