Category Archives: AmericanConnection

Chautauqua to phase out its Embraer ERJ 140s, parent Republic will not cancel its Bombardier CSeries order

Chautauqua Airlines (Indianapolis) is phasing out its Embraer ERJ 140 regional jets it operates for American Airlines. According to ch-aviation, the company will operate the last ERJ 140 flight for AA on August 18. Pilots are being switched to the new Embraer 175s which will be operate under the American Eagle brand.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Indianapolis) is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. The airlines operate a combined fleet of about 250 aircraft and offer scheduled passenger service on about 1,300 flights daily to about 100 cities in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas through fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands, including American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express.

In other news, Republic Airways Holdings CEO Bryan Bedford has stated the company has no intention of canceling its order for the new, but delayed, Bombardier CSeries aircraft. Republic has 40 CS300s on order. Republic has made the decision to phase out its 50-seat aircraft and will concentrate on the Embraer 170 and 175 series of aircraft and the Bombardier Q400 besides the the CS300s on order according to this interview in the Financial Post.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 140LR (EMB-1135KL) N376SK (msn 145578) arrives in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

American Connection-Chautauqua: AG Slide Show

Route Map of the Republic Airways’ airlines:

Republic-Chautauqua-Shuttle America 5.2014 Route Map

 

 

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Trans States signs LOI for 50 Mitsubishi MRJs

Trans States Holdings (Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines) (St. Louis) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation for an order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ-90) aircraft along with 50 options. Trans States Airlines operates as an United Express and US Airways Express carrier. GoJet operates as an United Express carrier.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Information about the new MRJ:

www.mrj-japan.com/


Eagle pilots protest Connection flights at O’Hare

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman.  Click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Click on photo for more photos.

American Eagle’s (Dallas/Fort Worth) pilots are protesting an effort by AMR to move the AmericanConnection (operated by Chautauqua Airlines) feeder operations from St. Louis to the Chicago O’Hare hub. The AmericanConnection second party operation was an outgrowth of the TWA merger and previously contained to the former St. Louis hub. Trans States Airlines (St. Louis) continues to operate AmericanConnection flights at St. Louis.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Eagle-Pilots-Protest-bw-98795318.html?x=0&.v=1