Minuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 965 times:
Thanks for reminding me about this airline.
About.com has this to say about Austin Express:
"Operating out of ABIA, this regional carrier caters to business travelers who want to conduct out of town business and return home the same day. Site describes how to locate their terminal at ABIA. Daily flights to and from Tyler."
I haven't seen any of their aircraft in person, but I've seen one pitcure that is a Fairchild Metro in their colors...it would be a longshot, but I guess they might be a (partial) ressurection of Lone Star, which also flew Metros?
Aus_spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 930 times:
Austin Express ceased regularly scheduled operation sometime at the end of last year. They had been flying regularly scheduled flights to Tyler, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. They have resumed operation but as a charter service.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3766 posts, RR: 36 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 919 times:
Jason is right. There was a (very) small mention in the news stories on the Austin airport's website regarding them that stated:
Commuter Airline Austin Express will end service on December 31
Austin-based commuter airline Austin Express will end service to Tyler and Corpus Christi, Texas effective Sunday, December 31. The airline said it plans to operate charter operations out of Austin in the near future. Austin Express initially served Tyler and later added Corpus Christi to their schedule this past summer.
I believe they were actually a Monday-Friday operation, so if you really want to get technical their last flights would have been Friday, December 29th.