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Trans States Airlines Announces Additional Flying for United


Trans States Airlines Announces Additional Flying for United

Additional Aircraft Will Operate Under the United Express Regional Service Brand

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans States Airlines announced today that it has entered into a three-year agreement with United Airlines to operate at least seven additional Embraer 145 aircraft under the United Express regional service brand.  The additional aircraft are the beginning of a long-term commitment to growing the airline's United Express program. The first seven aircraft will be phased into revenue service starting in October of this year, with all aircraft in service by January of 2019. 

Trans States also announced that negotiations were underway for a three-year extension to its existing United contract.  Trans States currently operates a fleet of 51 Embraer 145 aircraft, of which 36 are in service for United. 

"Trans States is a leading operator of the Embraer 145, a strategically important aircraft for United," said Rick Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trans States Airlines.  "We value our relationship with United and are positioning ourselves to do even more for United in the future." 

Trans States began its relationship with United in 1993, and has provided regional service for United under its current contract since 2003. 

About Trans States Airlines
Trans States serves over 4.5 million passengers a year, with over 230 daily flights providing service to over 70 cities in North America.  Trans States operates the Embraer 145 on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express).  Headquartered in St. Louis, Trans States has crew domiciles in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Raleigh- Durham, and Washington D.C. 


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