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A Contour Embraer E135 nicknamed "Pride of Contour" (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Contour Air to Launch Operations Out of Indianapolis Base

The Covid-19 pandemic was a major blow to airlines across the globe, airlines cut routes everywhere and Contour was no exception. Back in Feb. of 2020 AirlineGeeks reported that Contour planned on opening a base in Indianapolis, Ind. The airline quietly dropped its plan to open the focus city and the three cities it was destined to serve. Contour Air is a Part-135 carrier based in Smyrna, Tenn. and operates predominantly Essential Air Service or 'EAS' routes around the country.…

Trip Report: Music City to the Gulf Coast with Boutique…

In part 1 of this EAS trip report, I arrived at the Nashville International Airport and checked in for my flight with Boutique Air to Pensacola, Fla. In this second part, you'll see what it was like to take the flight, and what is one of my favorite flights date.…

Ultimate Air Shuttle Announces New Gulf Shores Route

Ultimate Air Shuttle is based at the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio and operates as Part 135 Air Charter Carrier. It has operated many routes as 'public charters' similarly to the way that JSX operates on the west coast. The carrier suspended their scheduled flights in mid-2020 due to the coronavirus…

Interview: Boutique Air Resumes Nashville Service

In this exclusive interview with Brian Kondrad, the assistant general manager of Boutique Air, we discuss the carrier's plan to resume service to Nashville, Tenn. from their current cities of Greenville, Miss. and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Boutique has operated flights to Nashville in the past, but they were discontinued back…

Allegiant Expands Florida and Nashville Routes

Continuing its history of serving leisure markets using a fleet of Airbus aircraft, Allegiant Air has announced its next wave of expansion with Nashville being one of the focal points for the Las Vegas-based airline. The carrier will launch five new routes starting in February. Of the five new routes…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

American Airlines to Add New Nonstop Service to Louisville

American Airlines is bringing a new daily nonstop flight to Louisville International Airport (SDF) in Kentucky from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub beginning April 2, 2019. The new service will be catered to business travelers with the flight departing for Louisville at 10:55 p.m. and arriving at 6:02 a.m. The…

State Series: Kentucky and Tennessee

Since the creation of the first airport in 1909 by Wilbur Wright, cities in the United States have come together to create one of the most expansive airport systems in the world. Over the next few months, our writers have taken an in-depth look to see what airports each state has to offer, what…

Alaska Airlines Expands Further East in the Battle for Seattle

Alaska Airlines has just announced another new set of routes to its map as it will begin to fly to Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Charleston this Fall from its home in Seattle. John Kirby, the airline’s Vice President of Capacity Planning stated, "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and…