SAINT LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans States Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., today announced that it will operate 36 Embraer E145 aircraft provided by United Airlines. Trans States expects to begin taking delivery of and starting scheduled service with these aircraft under the United Express brand and livery in February 2015, with deliveries slated to continue through the first quarter of 2016.
"We're thrilled to expand our relationship with United with the addition of these 36 aircraft to our fleet," said Richard Leach, President of Trans States Airlines. "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," said 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 providing United Airlines regional service 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, more than doubling its current fleet size. Trans States Airlines currently has 25 aircraft in service with United, all of which are 50 seat Embraer E145s. The remaining four E-145s in its fleet are operated as US Airways Express.
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