Posted on: 10 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Trans States Airlines is to add 36 Embraer ERJ 145s provided by United Airlines to its operations and expects to begin taking delivery of and starting scheduled service with these aircraft under the United Express brand and livery in February 2015.
Deliveries are scheduled to continue until the first quarter of 2016.
"We're thrilled to expand our relationship with United with the addition of these 36 aircraft to our fleet," commented Trans States Airlines president Rick Leach. "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," emphasised 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 operating regional services for United Airlines 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. Trans States Airlines currently has 25 aircraft in service with United, all of which are 50 seat Embraer ERJ 145s. The remaining four ERJ 145s in its fleet are operated as US Airways Express.