Category Archives: ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines)

Delta to drop Newburgh-Atlanta service on September 1

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will drop the Newburgh (Stewart International Airport)-Atlanta route on September 1 due to low numbers. The route is operated by ExpressJet Airlines. Atlantic Southwest Airlines (ASA) was merged with ExpressJet on December 31, 2011 and adopted the ExpressJet name.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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Delta launches the first Delta Connection flight with Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) today became the first airline in the world to provide in-flight Internet service onboard its regional aircraft with the launch flight of a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Delta had previously announced its plan to expand the number of Delta aircraft – which currently includes its entire domestic fleet of more than 550 aircraft – with onboard Wi-Fi to an additional 250 regional jet aircraft operated by Delta Connection carriers. Delta will be the first carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and two-class regional fleet, a total of more than 800 aircraft.

The first regional jet equipped with Wi-Fi departed from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on September 7 with scheduled stops in Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and White Plains, NY throughout the day.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for the full story.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines to rehire 42 pilots this month

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta), a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (St. George), is recalling 42 pilots this month as it adds four Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft to its fleet. The additional aircraft will be integrated into Atlantic Southeast’s Delta Connection program.

Atlantic Southeast furloughed 136 pilots in 2009.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL–600-2C10) N712EV (msn 10074) climbs away from the runway at Atlanta.

ASA reverts back to Atlantic Southeast Airlines with a new brand

Image: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Delta Connection and United Express) (Atlanta), a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (St. George), announced a new brand identity that reflects its strong, forward-moving direction within the regional airline industry. Atlantic Southeast operates more than 80 percent of its flights through Atlanta – the busiest airport in the world – and has improved overall on-time performance by approximately 10 percentage points over the past three years.

In addition to the new brand logo, Atlantic Southeast’s website,, has been completely redesigned and includes the airline’s “Live connected.” brandscape video. The site is designed to provide useful, easy-to-find information for passengers and features the new Being Atlantic Southeast blog that explores stories of life behind the scenes and on the front lines of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, in addition to useful tips for travelers.

About the new Atlantic Southeast Airlines brand identity:

Color: Red is a historic color in the Atlantic Southeast brand. The shade, PMS 1797, is strong and bold. This was the color used on the original DHC-6 Twin Otters.

Aircraft: The aircraft shape represents regional equipment, and it flies beyond the box to show the dynamic future of the organization. Its position represents the airline’s geographic roots in the Southeast.

Forward-angled box: The “forward-angled box” represents the strong, forward moving direction of the airline’s business.

Grey bar: Represents Atlantic Southeast’s partners that the airline works with to be successful.

Name: The full name clearly states who the airline is and is a source of pride for employees.

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ASA commences United Express operations

ASA-Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (Atlanta), a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., yesterday (February 11) launched a new partnership with United Airlines with scheduled service under the United Express code from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). ASA is starting United Express service with eight weekday flights from Chicago O’Hare, and 15 weekday flights from Washington Dulles, using eight newly refurbished 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. In May, ASA will add six CRJ200 aircraft to the United Express operation, bringing the average number of weekday flights to 90 and the total number of cities served by ASA in the United Express network to 21.

The inaugural ASA-operated United Express flight departed on time today from Chicago O’Hare to Columbus, Ohio, at 6:24 a.m. CST.

Copyright Photo: Christopher Weyer. ASA’s Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N832AS (msn 7243) shows off the new UA plumage at the ATL base.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) starts to paint its 13 CRJ200s for United Express

Atlantic Southeast Airlines N832AS, originally uploaded by cweyer.

ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) (Atlanta) has started to paint its 13 Bombardier CRJ200s (CL-600-2B19s) for the new United Express contract. ASA is due to start flying for UA in the first quarter of 2010.

Copyright Photo: Christopher Weyer. Three painted CRJ200s are pictured on ASA’s ramp in Atlanta.

ASA to fly for United as United Express

ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) (Atlanta) will operate 13 regional jets for United Airlines as a new United Express carrier for five years starting in the first quarter of 2010. ASA currently only operates as a Delta Connection carrier.

This new agreement is part of ASA’s parent (SkyWest, Inc.) loan to United Airlines of $80 million (at 11 percent interest). SkyWest Airlines’ contract with United to operate 40 regional jets for United has also been extended.

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SkyWest reports 2Q $26.2 million net profit

SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines and ASA) (St. George) reported a net profit of $26.2 million for the second quarter.

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ASA grounds its 60 Bombardier CRJ200s


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ASA (Atlantic Southeast Airlines) (Delta Connection) (subsidiary of SkyWest) (Atlanta) on March 31 grounded its 60 Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets after an internal audit discovered it may have missed some critical engine inspections. ASA serves 111 airports in 30 states. The fleet is gradually being returned to service.