US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License

Sorry alcoholics, US Airways is now banned from serving alcohol on all flights to and from New Mexico. The state Regulation and Licensing Department had already denied the airline a temporary liquor license in June after US Airways served alcohol to a passenger who later crashed his car, killing a family of five. The Licensing Department yesterday rejected the airline’s permanent application, claiming that it:

…cannot reasonably find that approval of application will protect the public health and safety or that it is in the public interest.

According to No liquor permit for US Airways in N.M. [AP]
PREVIOUSLY: US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License For Not Paying Outstanding Fine
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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