Category Archives: 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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Delta to end Washington Reagan National-Jackson, MS service

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is ending Washington (Reagan National)-Jackson, Mississippi service on March 2, 2012. The move is part of its swap deal with US Airways and DL is reducing its presence at DCA and building up at LGA. The route was operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (soon ExpressJet Airlines) as a Delta Connection flight.

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines receive FAA approval for a single operating certificate

SkyWest, Inc. (St. George) announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta) and ExpressJet Airlines (Houston), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast, received approval on November 17, 2011 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a single operating certificate. This was the final regulatory step for the two merging airlines to operate as one.

As a result of this approval, effective on December 31, 2011, the combined airline will operate solely as ExpressJet Airlines and will be the largest regional airline in the world with more than 400 aircraft operating over 2,350 flights each day. The Atlantic Southeast Airlines name will pass into aviation history on this date.

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines name to be retired, will adopt the ExpressJet name

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (Atlanta) name will disappear with the new year. However the logo will continue as the new ExpressJet brand.

Atlantic Southeast, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (St. George), today (October 14) announced that it will adopt the ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (Houston) name for its combined identity upon completion of its merger with ExpressJet Airlines. The merger is expected to be completed by December 31, 2011, at which time the name would be effective.

The combined airline’s brand identity borrows key elements of the legacy Atlantic Southeast and legacy ExpressJet brands.

Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet will continue operating as separate airlines, with separate operating certificates, until single operating certificate (SOC) status is achieved based on approval from the FAA. SOC approval is currently expected by the end of 2011. In the meantime, both airlines will continue using their current names for operational and corporate purposes. The Atlantic Southeast corporate name will officially change on December 31, 2011.

Atlantic Southeast completed its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines on November 12, 2010, and has since been working to harmonize business functions and operational functions through the post merger integration and single operating certificate processes (SOC). The combined airline’s headquarters are in Atlanta.

The merger of these two airlines will create the world’s largest regional airline with about 10,000 aviation professionals, 2,400 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of approximately 400 aircraft. Together, Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet fly to more than 190 airports in 41 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico. Through capacity purchase agreements with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, Atlantic Southeast operates as Delta Connection and United Express. ExpressJet operates as Continental Express and United Express through capacity purchase agreements with Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) was established on March 12, 1979. Scheduled passenger operations commenced on June 27, 1979 with one 19-passenger de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter operating between Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia.

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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’s flight DL 5058 makes a left main gear-up landing at Baton Rouge

Atlantic Southeast Airlines’ (ASA) (Delta Connection) (Atlanta) flight DL 5058 operating from Atlanta to Baton Rouge with Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N875AS (msn 7599) on September 1 made an emergency landing at Baton Rouge. The crew was unable to lower the left main gear. The passengers and crew members were able to safely exit the aircraft.

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Delta Boeing 767-300 wing tip collides with an Atlantic Southeast Airlines CRJ900 on the taxiway at Boston

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and its Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (Delta Connection) (Atlanta) partner were involved in a ground collision on the taxiway (not the runway as some of the media reported) at Boston Logan International Airport last night (July 14). The wing of Delta’s Boeing 767-332 ER N185DN (msn 27961) collided with ASA’s Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N132EV (msn 15219) while taxiing out for departure. The horizontal stabilizer of the CRJ900 was bent downwards. Passengers were evacuated safely.

The 767 was operating flight DL 266 from Boston to Amsterdam. The ASA CRJ900 was operating flight DL 4904 from Boston to Raleigh/Durham.

One passenger was complaining of neck injuries.

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines to become SureJet

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta), a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (St. George), yesterday (July 13) announced that “SureJet” will be its new company name upon completion of its merger with ExpressJet Airlines. The airline acquired ExpressJet in November 2010 and is in the process of merging the two companies and operations, with the intent of achieving a single operating certificate from the FAA by the end of 2011. The combined airline’s headquarters are in Atlanta.

While the combined airline will be known by an altogether new name, qualities from the current Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet brands were used to create the combined airline’s new logo.


  • Icon
    A modified icon from the current Atlantic Southeast brand identity will be used in the SureJet logo.

    • Red is a color that denotes strength and boldness, characteristics that the people of our combined airline personify on a daily basis, and that the airline stands for as it works to become the world’s first super regional carrier.
    • The forward-moving box continues to represent our momentum and direction as a combined company.
    • The modified curved edge of the box reflects ExpressJet brand elements.
    • The modified grey bar continues to represent our business partners we rely on to be successful. The design also reflects ExpressJet brand elements.



  • Type Font
    • Similar to the ExpressJet logo font, the SureJet font has forward-moving momentum. It is bold, strong and confident to balance our icon and reflect these characteristics of the combined airline.



  • Tag Line: Partner. Ally. Friend.
    • The combined airline is focused on being a strong partner to mainline carriers, an ally passengers can rely on and a friend employees can trust.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on the photo for additional information.

ALPA to open negotiations with Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (Atlanta) and its pilots, represented by by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), are preparing to open negotiations. Atlantic Southeast is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. According to ALPA, the negotiations will attempt to achieve a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) that will define compensation and work rules for the 4,300 pilots of ASA and the former ExpressJet Airlines.

Although Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet formalized their merger in late 2010, but the operations remain separate while the two pilot groups continue to work under different contracts. The merged Atlantic Southeast Airlines is the largest independently owned regional airline in the United States and performs flying for Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

The completed JCBA is a prerequisite for the integration of the two pilot groups.

The merged company operates 2,200 daily departures. The 4,300 pilots fly over 150 destinations in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico. Atlantic Southeast-ExpressJet pilots are based in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Newark.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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SkyWest acquires ExpressJet Holdings

SkyWest (St. George, UT) yesterday (November 15) announced it had acquired ExpressJet Holdings (Houston) as planned. ExpressJet now becomes a subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta) pending the final merger.

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