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User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Dose anyone remember Mountain Air Express - MAX? All I can find is that they flew for about a year before Air WI bought them out. Did anyone fly them? Anyone know who got their aircraft? Thanks in advance

SNN


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting Snn2003 (Thread starter):
Dose anyone remember Mountain Air Express - MAX? All I can find is that they flew for about a year before Air WI bought them out. Did anyone fly them? Anyone know who got their aircraft? Thanks in advance

They were a commuter/regional operator for Western Pacific Airlines during their brief DEN hub experiment. Originally, W7 was based and run through COS.In mid-1997, they tried to move their primary hub to DEN and merge with F9, which almost put Frontier out of business. Not long after the merger proposal/attempt, W7 went into BK, never to fly again.

[Edited 2009-08-29 13:27:36]


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User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
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I think Air Wisconsin did obtain most of their Do 328s that they wre running. When W7 put them on the DEN-SLC route vs others jetys, one had to figure that time was limited ( but F9 is doing same thing with Lynx's DH4s and only 1 jet later this year).


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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

I flew MAX once from ABQ to COS (or maybe it was DEN, can't remember). The crew was nice, the flight was light, and the aircraft was brand new. Overall, I liked 'em.

User currently offlineRidgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

I flew them once from DEN to SLC, right after a huge Snowstorm shut DIA down for about 3 days. I believe it was on a Dornier 328.

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2508 times:

Went to camp about 1.5 hours west of COS for four summers right during the peak of WestPac and MAX, and flew out of COS several times on ski vacations with the family.

They did use DO328's, and were WestPac's feeder. Used to park them on the left side of COS terminal (the non-AA side)


User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

IIRC, Horizon sold most (or a tleast some) of their Do328's to MAX...


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User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Thanks for all your info.
SNN



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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

A few things I can provide, Snn2003....

Western Pacific formed a regional subsidiary, Mountain Air Express, which began operations on December 15, 1986. MAX used Fairchild Dornier 328s on flights to Colorado ski destinations, but was also later used in other markets to increase frequencies for Western Pacific.

The FAA certification of MAX was delayed and WestPac 737s had to cover for ten days for four new Fairchild Dornier 328-120s. Eight others on order never arrived, nor did a proposed LogoProp program (similiar to WestPac's LogoJet program) ever come to be.

Initial routes, effective December 1996 were:

Colorado Springs to Aspen (6x daily), Durango (4x), Gunnison (5x), Hayden/Steamboat Springs (4x), Telluride (3x), Vail/Eagle (4x). In addition, Montrose was also served once daily with an enroute stop in Durango on the flight from Colorado Springs and a stop in Telluride on the return flight to Colorado Springs.

Effective February 2, 1997:

Colorado Springs to Aspen (5x daily), Durango (3x), Gunnison (5x), Hayden/Steamboar Springs (3x) and Montrose (5x).

Effective April 6, 1997:

Colorado Springs to Aspen (2x), Casper (1x), Cheyenne (3x), Fort Collins (3x), Grand Junction (3x), Gunnison (1x), Kansas City (1x), Oklahoma City (1x), Santa Fe (2x) and Tulsa (1x).

By the June 29, 1997 timetable, the shift of WestPac operations from Colorado Springs to Denver had started.

MAX routes at the time:
Albuquerque-Denver
Albuquerque-Santa Fe
Aspen-Denver
Aspen-Grand Junction
Casper-Denver
Cheyenne-Denver
Colorado Springs-Denver
Colorado Springs-Tulsa
Denver-Albuquerque
Denver-Aspen
Denver-Casper
Denver-Cheyenne
Denver-Colorado Springs
Denver-Grand Junction
Denver-Kansas City
Denver-Oklahoma City
Denver-Salt Lake City
Denver-Santa Fe
Denver-Tulsa
Grand Junction-Aspen
Grand Junction-Denver
Gunnison-Denver
Kansas City-Denver
Oklahoma City-Denver
Salt Lake City-Denver
Santa Fe-Albuquerque
Santa Fe-Denver
Tulsa-Denver

By the August 1, 1997 timetable, the transition to a Denver hub was complete and MAX routes were:

Denver to Albuquerque (2x daily), Aspen (4x), Colorado Springs (5x), Grand Junction (3x), Gunnison (2x), Kansas City (3x), Oklahoma City (2x), Salt Lake City (2x), Tulsa (2x)

Finally, just before WestPac shut down, MAX was operating the following routes effective November 16, 1997:

Denver to Aspen (5x), Colorado Springs (12x), Gunnison (2x), Hayden (2x), Kansas City (1x), Oklahoma City (3x) and Tulsa (3x).

Various route WestPax/MAX routes can be found at:

http://www.departedflights.com/W7062997.html

http://www.departedflights.com/W7111697.html

Hope this helps!

Greg
www.departedflights.com


User currently offlineRidgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

didn't another airline called Aspen Mountain Air start up at about this time a well, flying DO328's as well? or was that just the original Lone Star Airlines that changed it's name?

[Edited 2009-09-01 17:54:56]

User currently offlineTommyBoy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1771 times:


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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1677 times:



Quoting Ridgid727 (Reply 9):
didn't another airline called Aspen Mountain Air start up at about this time a well, flying DO328's as well? or was that just the original Lone Star Airlines that changed it's name?

Yes...it was the same airline...with a new name.


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