Southern Airways Express Expands Again with New Merger

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Southern Airways Express has been growing immensely since its founding in 2013, with its most recent rapid growth being only two months ago in March of 2022 when it acquired Air Choice One. This recent news will be its sixth merger or acquisition as it was announced…

Unique Connection Series Trip Report: Kalaupapa, Hawaii

If you have read my articles in the past, then you know I love out-of-the-way airports, airlines, and aircraft and would do almost anything to adventure to a new city or fly on a unique, rare aircraft type. So in continuation of this series, which I call my “Unique Connection…

Breaking: Southern Airways Express Acquires Air Choice One

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Southern Airways Express announced it is acquiring St. Louis, Mo.-based Air Choice One. This announcement also comes less than a month after major EAS carrier SkyWest requested to terminate 29 Essential Air Service cities around the country on March 10. While the deal hasn't officially been approved…

Interview: Mokulele Airlines, The Local’s Airline

Those that have read my stories and interviews know that I love out of the way or unique airlines, especially the smaller ones that still fly the propeller-driven aircraft. So, I was overjoyed to hear that I would be heading out to the Hawaiian Islands to do something that has…

Interview: The Southern Airways Express Saab340 Unveiled

Southern Airways Express — a Palm Beach, Fla. based commuter airline — operates an impressive fleet of over 35 Cessna 208s and over 200 daily flights across 37 destinations on the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii. The airline merged with Hawai'i-based Mokulele Airlines and operates the Hawaiian flights under the Mokulele…

Essential Air Service News — January 2022

Note from the writer: In the commercial aviation world, there is always news to report, and even the smallest airports have news to report on. This will be a different segment than the "EAS Round-Up" stories, which focus only on the Essential Air Service contracts that have been changed or…

Interviews: Southern Airways Express Receives King Air After Delay

Despite knowing a lot about the Essential Air Service, or EAS, program and what goes on in it there are still some things that slip past and go unnoticed. Southern Airways Express won the contract for the community of Chadron, Neb., (CDR) to operate daily flights to Denver on the…

Interview: Southern Airways Express Announces New Interline

Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Airways Express is one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States and operates over 30 aircraft all over the country, from Nantucket in Massachusetts to the Hawaiian Islands. And many of their destinations include Essential Air Service (EAS) cities. The carrier, which is also…

EAS Round Up – Part 4

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…