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19-seaters In The US

Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:54 pm

Are there any airlines in the USA which still operate 19-seaters such as the Dornier 228, Fairchild Metro II/III/23, Jetstream 31/32 or Beech 1900C/D? Thanks for any help.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:56 pm

I was flying to visit my brother over thanksgiving. I was on Minnesota and was flying to Albany, NY. On the stretch I was on continental express/comutair (I think). I was the only passenger on a Beech 1900D.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:57 pm

Hello

Mesa Air (America West Express) operates the Beech1900.

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cv640
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:11 am

As stated above those carriers, along with Gulfstream and Great Lakes airlines operate the Beech 1900

The Metros are flown by one US carrier that I know if and right now I just can't think of their name. They operate out of TX and WY.

Jetstreams are still flown by Corporate Airlines out of Raleigh and St Louis

No DO228s that I know of, saw a number of them out of St Barts in the Caribbean, but none in US colors.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:14 am

Ok, its Big Sky that operates the Metros. I must have been brain dead earlier.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:14 am

Do Lake Havasu Airlines still have their Do228?

Beech 1900 fly for the USAirways franchisees as well, I forgot which one, a friend of mine flew on one PIT-PKB last year.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:39 am

There is no 'Lake Havasu Airlines' at the moment. In the three years I've live here, there has been all sorts of talk of starting a commuter carrier here...but it been just that...all talk. The last HII-based airline folded over ten years ago. Even then I'm not sure they flew the Do228. Regards.
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:43 am

it´s just that I remember Lake Havasu Arlns Do 228 safety cards for sale at eBay.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:52 am

Really? Safety cards for Lake Havasu Airlines Do228s??? Wow! I just learned something new about this bit of history. This requires some research on my part.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thanks, Daniel, for this info. Regards.  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:54 am

The USAirways Beech 1900Ds are from Air Midwest which is owned by Mesa.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 1:57 am

Continental Connection operated by Gulfstream International Airlines flies throughout Florida and the Bahamas with B1900s. I think they also have service out of San Juan as well.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 5:23 am

Vision Air has several Do 228s at North Las Vegas Airport. There are also several Scenic Airlines Twin Otters there. Though these carriers are both mostly tour operators.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 5:55 am

I know Big Sky Operates Metros out of DFW, Dl airlines handle them near their Cargo sorting building.
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 6:53 am

Big Sky Airlines opperates Fairchild Metro IIIs and 23s.








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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 6:57 am

Oh yes, somewhere in the middle of those maps they are joined together by Denver Intl.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 7:19 am

Yeah Mesa's subsidiary Air Midwest operates B1900s as US Airways Express out of MCI and PHL.

Just a correction, CommutAir operates as Continental Connection, not Continental Express.

The other Continental Connection carrier Gulfstream International Airlines operates B1900s also from FLL, TPA, and MIA.

I believe the SJU operation was dropped after the failure of TW's Focus City to generate strong pax traffic.

Don't foget Pan Am's Boston-Maine Airways flies J32s also from BWI. Plans are in the works to expand from SFB I believe.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 8:50 am

The two that come to mind for me in the Upper Midwest are:

--Great Lakes Aviation (for United Express) operates B1900s around the midwest.

--Skyway Airlines (for Midwest Express) operates B1900s as well.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 12:08 pm

US Airways Express (Colgan Air) flies 1900Cs!!!
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 2:34 pm

Air Midwest (USAirways Express) operates Beech 1900 6x weekly flight JAX-TLH-PNS-MSY-SHV and back.
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:00 pm

...and they also operate 6x weekly TLH - PBI - MCO on Beech 1900.
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:02 pm

what about Rio Grand Air in New Mexico

they fly 15 seaters don't they??? Toas to ABQ and Durango.

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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:04 pm

-Don't forget CC Air (USAirways Express...owned by Mesa)) operating J32's out of CLT.
-Peninsula Airways (Penair) in Alaska operates Metro III's.
-Also in Alaska you have Frontier Flying Services and Alaska Central flying B1900's. As well as ERA flying DHC6-300's.
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Mon Jan 14, 2002 11:13 pm

From what I've been told the Jetstreams at CCAir have all been removed and they only have Dash 8s now.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Tue Jan 15, 2002 3:47 pm

nope..they're still flying some routes. CLT-HTS//CLT-GSP//RDU-GSP etc...
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:03 pm

United Express (Atlantic Coast) flies Jetstream32.
I flew these airplanes a couple of times and except for legroom which is terrible for a 6'3" guy like me, it's great.
That's what's flying is all about.

When you have seat 1B on the Jetstream32, you have a full view at the cockpit.
 
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RE: 19-seaters In The US

Tue Jan 15, 2002 5:47 pm

I like to thank all of you for your contributions to this topic, many more than I had expected. Thanx!

Regards
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RE: FlagshipAZ

Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:47 pm


FlagshipAZ, I just stumbled upon another one of those Havasu Airlines Do228 safety cards at eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1066766895

The name of the airline is apparently Havasu Airlines and not Lake Havasu Airlines.

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