ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries are slated to begin in June of 2015 and continue through October.
"We're delighted to build upon our current relationship with Delta with the addition of these aircraft to our fleet, and look forward to the opportunities that this growth will provide to our employees," said Richard Leach, President and Chief Executive Officer of GoJet Airlines. "Additionally, given the CRJ900's low fuel burn and operating cost, coupled with its proven reliability and customer-pleasing features, these aircraft will be a welcome addition to our fleet."
The addition of these CRJ900 aircraft continues Delta's domestic fleet optimization plan focused on reducing 50-seat regional jets while improving the overall customer experience.
GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class CRJ700 aircraft, of which 22 are in service for Delta. GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.
About GoJet Airlines
GoJet Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc. GoJet Airlines operates a fleet of 47 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and provides scheduled air service under the United Express and Delta Connection brands. GoJet serves over 4 million passengers annually, with more than 220 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations.
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 holding 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 GoJet Airlines