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An ExpressJet E145. The regional carrier's contract with United Airlines is being terminated. (Photo: Timothy Powaleny via Creative Commons)

United Nixes Long-Time ExpressJet Regional Contract

United Airlines and ExpressJet, a regional airline that operates under the United Express brand, have announced that United is dropping its contract with ExpressJet by the end of 2020, per an internal ExpressJet email to employees obtained by AirlineGeeks. “As you may be aware, United made a strategic decision to retain only one [Embraer] ERJ145 United Express operator for 2021. Unfortunately, we have just been told that United intends to go forward with CommutAir as its sole operator of the…

Wexford Capital Acquires Bankrupt Via Airlines, Set To Launch New…

Wexford Capital, a Florida-based investment firm, announced that it and some of the firm’s partners received bankruptcy court approval to reorganize and acquire Via Airlines, a regional airline based in Maitland, Florida. The court’s approval will allow Via to relaunch flight operations when approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation…

Interview: Regional Carriers at Fulcrum of U.S. Airline Industry Recovery

Two U.S. regional carriers are largely prevailing as victors in a battle for survival as airlines globally continue to weather an unprecedented downturn in travel demand. Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines and St. George, Utah-based Skywest Airlines have both posted profits for the last quarter while larger airlines report losses in the…

Regional Carrier Trans States Airlines Makes Final Flight

Trans States Airlines’ final flight landed at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning. Operating as UAL4695 from Springfield, Mo., the aircraft landed at 10:38 a.m according to FlightAware24. It spent 2 hours 23 minutes in flight.  [embed]https://twitter.com/CaptRoan/status/1245399188516433920[/embed] Final flight for United affiliate Trans States Airlines lands in Denver (Video: FlyingPhotog). https://t.co/NSboW3U0N5…