Tag Archives: 340A

Chautauqua Airlines to be merged into Shuttle America, ending a long career

Republic Airways Holdings (Indianapolis) is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines (2nd) and Shuttle America. The group is consolidating operations in order to reduce costs.

CEO Bryan Bedford issued a short statement to the employees of the group concerning the closure of Chautauqua Airlines before the end of the year. The group intends to consolidate the Chautuaqua Embraer ERJ operations into the Shuttle America operating certificate. Chautauqua will be shut down.

Chautauqua Airlines was established on May 3, 1973, in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York State and began operations on August 1, 1974 using two 15-passenger Beech 99 aircraft. It was one of earliest Allegheny Commuter carriers. It became an USAir Express (later US Airways Express) carrier in 1979.

Besides the Allegheny/USAir/US Airways lineage, Chautauqua has operated under the America West Express, American Connection, Continental Express, Frontier Airlines (2nd), Midwest Connect, Trans World Express and United Express brands.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 340A N125CH (msn 125) displays 1976 Allegheny Commuter livery.

Caribair has four aircraft seized by a Florida bank

Caribair (Dominican Republic) (Santo Domingo) had four aircraft seized by the Plus International Bank of Florida in August.

Read the full story from Dominincan Today:


Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez. SAAB 340A HI-866 (msn 138) makes a visit to Cancun.

Robin Hood Aviation files for bankruptcy protection

Robin Hood Aviation (Graz) today (March 15) filed for bankruptcy protection and vowed to reorganize and continue operations.

News link:


Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. SAAB 340A OE-GOD (msn 153) is pictured on final approach at Zurich.

Happy Air plies the friendly skies of southern Thailand

Copyright Photo: Wim Callaert. The sole SAAB 340A (HS-HPY) arrives back at the HKT base.

Happy Air (Phuket) is a new airline which started scheduled operations in late Happy Air (Phuket) is a new airline which started scheduled operations on October 31, 2009 with this single SAAB 340A registered with the appropriate registration of HS-HPY (msn 115). The company flies from the Phuket base to Hatyai/Genting and Langkawi in southern Thailand and Malaysia.

SkyBahamas’ SAAB 340A C6-SBE landing gear collapses at the gate

Please click on the AG icon for a direct link to the SkyBahamas photo gallery.

SkyBahamas Airlines’ (Nassau) SAAB 340A C6-SBE landing gear collapsed while parked at the gate at NAS. There were no injuries.

News link:


SkyBahamas is expanding with new routes and has larger aspirations with larger aircraft. The company also wants to become a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility.

New link: