SAINT LOUIS, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans States Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has finalized an agreement with American Airlines to operate at least 15 Embraer E145 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. Deliveries are slated to begin in April of 2015 at a rate of two per month until all aircraft are in place.
"We're thrilled to renew our relationship with American Airlines and are delighted by the current and future opportunities that this growth will provide to our employees," said Richard Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trans States Airlines. "We look forward to providing American Airlines with the same safe, efficient and quality-focused service that our mainline partners have come to expect."
"The Embraer 145s are an important part of our regional operation to ensure customers in small- and medium-size markets can access our growing global network from their communities," said Kenji Hashimoto, senior vice president of regional carriers for American Airlines. "Trans States Airlines has been a solid regional partner of American Airlines and US Airways for many years, as well as a reliable performer with the E145 aircraft."
Trans States Airlines previously provided regional service for American under the American Connection brand from 2001 to 2009, and has provided regional service for US Airways nearly continuously since 1993. It currently operates a fleet of 29 Embraer 145s and announced earlier this month that it will operate an additional 36 for United starting in February of 2015.
About Trans States Airlines
Trans States Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc. Trans States Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft that provide scheduled air service under the United Express and US Airways Express brands. Trans States currently serves 25 cities and operates approximately 190 daily flights.
About Trans States Holdings
Trans States Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned holding company for three regional airlines, including Compass Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Trans States Airlines. The Trans States Holdings family of airlines provides scheduled passenger service under the US Airways Express, United Express and Delta Connection regional service brands. Trans States Holdings is the largest privately held regional airline company in the country, with a combined total of over 12 million annual passengers and over $800 million in combined annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Bridgeton, Missouri near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL).
SOURCE Trans States Airlines