Press Release Source: United Airlines
United Airlines Announces That Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines
and Shuttle America Have Joined United Express
Monday March 8, 12:25 pm ET
CHICAGO, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines (OTC
Bulletin Board: UALAQ - News) today announced that Chautauqua
Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America have joined United
Express. Under a new agreement, United has authorized Republic to fly
sixteen seventy-seat regional jets under the United Express livery.
Chautauqua will operate sixteen fifty- seat regional jets for United
Express and Shuttle America will fly ten Saab 340 turbo prop aircraft.
"These agreements will help us continue to meet the demands of our
customers with competitive fares and a full schedule of flights to
large and small communities across the country - and the world," said
Doug Hacker, executive vice president - Strategy. "We are pleased to
add these partners that are committed to providing outstanding
customer service to the United Express family."
The thirty-two regional jets and ten turbo props described in the
agreements will serve United's Washington Dulles and Chicago O'Hare
hubs as well as a number of other smaller markets throughout the
country. The agreements with Chautauqua and Republic expire in 2014,
while the contract with Shuttle America runs through 2005 and
includes a renewal option. The companies will begin operating United
Express flights later this year.