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Continental Express In 1996  
User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 625 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

I flew on Continental Express between EWR and BWI in the mid 1990s. It was an ATR-42.

I'm wondering if that flight was operated by "Continental Express" as a separate airline, Britt Airways, or another airline entirely.

Does anyone know?

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16810 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

EWR, CLE and IAH were entirely Express operations in 1996.


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User currently offlineUncGSO From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

The GSO hub was operating in 1996 as well. I know there were some Express ATR and E120 flights, but I think the majority of the "feeder" routes were operated by GP-Express on B1900's.

User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting Mats (Thread starter):
I'm wondering if that flight was operated by "Continental Express" as a separate airline, Britt Airways, or another airline entirely.

IIRC, at that time, all Continental Express flying was performed by Britt Airways. Britt was the surviving certificate in the merger of commuter/regional carriers owned by CO; those carriers were Britt, Bar Harbor and Rocky Mountain.

That company later changed names to become ExpressJet.

To answer your question, Britt was (d.b.a.) Continental Express, Continental Express was Britt and 100% owned by CO at that time.



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

So now, all of CO Ex's operations are served by ExpressJet, a fully owned subsidary of CO? Although now they are using Chataqua instead of ExpressJet?

User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting Cba (Reply 4):
So now, all of CO Ex's operations are served by ExpressJet, a fully owned subsidary of CO? Although now they are using Chataqua instead of ExpressJet?

ExpressJet is no longer a wholly owned subsidiary... I believe they're not a publicly traded company (or a holding company that owns them is). Continental is replacing roughly 1/4 of the flying that ExpressJet has been doing with a combination of Chautauqua and more Continental Connection (Prop) flights.



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User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

The flight in question would've been operated by a company called "Continental Express". Continental Express was formed in 1993 by combining several regional carriers, including rocky mountain, bar harbor, and britt. Continental Express retained the Britt Airways operating certificate.

Continental Express changed its name to Expressjet around 2002. Expressjet continues to use the Britt Airways operating certificate, ATC code BTA, and is transitioning to the IATA code XE (formerly RU). Expressjet retains the brand name "Continental Express" on most of its flights, but there is currently no company called "Continental Express".

Starting this year, republic airlines' chautauqua division also uses the brand name "Continental Express" for some of its flights.

Today, think of Continetal Express as a franchise.....various companies can do business under that name, but they are managed and staffed seperately and the product isn't exactly the same.

Hope this helps clear things up.


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