Trans States Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., today announced that it will operate 36 Embraer E145 aircraft provided by United Airlines. Trans States expects to begin taking delivery of and starting scheduled service with these aircraft under the United Express brand and livery in February 2015, with deliveries slated to continue through the first quarter of 2016.
"We're thrilled to expand our relationship with United with the addition of these 36 aircraft to our fleet," said Richard Leach, President of Trans States Airlines. "We look forward to continuing to provide United's customers with the safe, reliable and efficient service they have come to expect from United Express flights operated by Trans States Airlines, and we look forward to the current and future opportunities this growth will provide to our employees."
"This is a great opportunity for the relationship between our companies to continue to grow," said Sandra Pineau-Boddison, Senior Vice President, United Express of United Airlines. "Trans States is well-positioned to handle this growth and further serve our customers."
Trans States Airlines has been providing United Airlines regional service under the United Express brand since 2003. The addition of these 36 aircraft will increase the fleet size of Trans States Airlines from 29 to 65 aircraft, more than doubling its current fleet size. Trans States Airlines currently has 25 aircraft in service with United, all of which are 50 seat Embraer E145s. The remaining four E-145s in its fleet are operated as US Airways Express.
Source: Trans States Airlines
Date: Nov 10, 2014