727LOVER
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US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:27 am

What are ALL the USX carriers?

Where are they based?

Where do they fly generally?

Are they independent, wholly owned by US Airways Group, Inc. or by Mesa or someone else?

Now, looking at these pics, can you tell which USX airline it is?

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copaair737
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:32 am

i know a couple

Midwest
PSA
Mesa

I think that PSA and Midwest are wholly owned, but Mesa is contracted.
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:36 am

Here's the answers to 1, 2 and 4.

http://www.usair.com/about/corporate/express/airlines.htm

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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:41 am

in the NY area, and probably elsewhere as well, USX d-8s and erj's are flown by Chatauqua and Allegheny Airlines.
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:48 am

Piedmont, PSA, Allegheny and Mid Atlantic are all wholly owned US Express carriers. The Mid Atlantic division will be flying 'mainline' RJ service is how I understand it. Other US Express affiliates are Shuttle America, Colgan, Mesa and Air Midwest(Mesa), Midway. The status of the last 2 are anyone's guess. Air Midwest recently lost it's operating certificate and Midway is talking chapter 7 liquidation. There's another airline in the carribean, but that's a codeshare and doesn't operate as US Airways Express.
 
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:26 am

Wasn't there a CC Air?
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:31 am

To answer your question as to which aircraft belong to which airlines:

1. Piedmont
2. Allegheny
3. CCAir (now defunct)
4. Mesa
5. PSA
6. Piedmont
7. PSA
8. TransStates
9. CCAir

Having worked for USAirways Express, you get a feel for which divisions operate which aircraft type, as well as 2-letter codes...i.e. Allegheny is "EX". Also, Air Midwest did not lose their operating certificate. They are currently still operating 1900's on behalf of US out of PHL, CLT, PIT, and TPA.

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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:37 am

Yes, 727LOVER, CCAir operated out of the CLT hub, (maybe others too, I;m not sure.) but were recently bought my Mesa.
 
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:39 am

And wasn't there one called Florida Gulf Air?
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:42 am

Chautauqua Airlines has long been a partner of USAir(ways), serving as an independent express carrier. Currently, the USAirways Express route structure that Chautauqua operates focuses on connecting parts of the Midwest and Eastern seaboard with major East Coast cities. Major focal points in their USAirways Express operations are Washington National, New York LaGuardia, and Boston.

Edit: someone had already mentioned CHQ, here a bit more info on their operations for USAirways.

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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:56 am

John - Don't confuse Mid Atlantic as a similar operation to the other WO; PSA, Allegheny, and Piedmont. It will be a mainline division flying the Embraer 170s and 175s. Keep in mind...these aircraft at not RJs and have not been called RJs by Embraer, the airline, nor the pilot unions. There is nothing regional about this jet.
 
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:06 am

Mesa liquidated everything out of CC Air, it no longer exist. Midway just got an 2-week extension to avoid chapter 7 today, so give it 2 weeks to last.
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:32 am

Air Midwest -- owned by Mesa Airlines (see below)
base: Wichita, KS
hubs: PIT, MCI, CLT, TPA
aircraft: Beech 1900D

Allegheny -- wholly owned by USAirways
base: Harrisburg, PA
hubs: BWI, DCA, PIT, PHL
aircraft: DeHavilland Dash-8

Chautauqua Airlines -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: Indianapolis, IN
hubs: PHL, PIT
aircraft: ERJ-135/140/145

Colgan Air -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: Manassas, VA
hubs: ALB, DCA, PIT
aircraft: Beech 1900C/D and Saab 340

Mesa Airlines -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: Phoenix, AZ
hubs: CLT, PHL, PIT
aircraft: CRJ/ERJ

Midway Airlines -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: Raleigh, NC
hubs: DCA, RDU
aircraft: CRJ

Piedmont -- wholly owned by USAirways
base: Salisbury, MD
hubs: CLT, DCA, PHL
aircraft: DeHavilland Dash-8

PSA Airlines -- wholly owned by USAirways
base: Vandalia (DAY), OH
hubs: CLT, PIT
aircraft: Dornier 328 turboprop (CRJ starts in Oct. 2003)

ShuttleAmerica -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: Fort Wayne, IN
hubs: PIT only
aircraft: Saab 340

TransStates Airlines -- USAirways Express affiliate
base: St. Louis, MO
hubs: BWI, PIT
aircraft: ERJ-145, Jetstream 41 (other types for American Connection)

Other names you might see:
"Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines" is Allegheny
"Jetstream International Airlines" is PSA Airlines, where they will convert to CRJ
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:05 pm

OOPs, forgot TransStates. Does Chautauqua still operate some US Express routes? Air Midwest(owned by Mesa, former Florida Gulf) has discontinued Florida B1900 operations. Don't know if they will be replaced.
 
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:11 pm

Here is a link to CHQ's current route map: http://www.flychautauqua.com/images/destinations/maps.pdf
 
John
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:31 pm

Ouboy79, I'm well aware that Mid Atlantic will be a mainline 'small jet' division. Pardon my terminology of RJ, that's a big NO NO...shame on me!  Smile
 
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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:47 pm

Some US Airways Express folks here in New Orleans told me that Air Midwest (or another affiliate) is planning on starting up the Florida service similar to what Florida Gulf used to do...PNS, TLH, JAX, etc.


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RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:25 am

Redngold,
Doesn't Chautauqua still fly the S340? Nice plane for a 34 seater.
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