Casino Express Airline celebrates the sale of the airline.
Elko, July 27, 2005---Casino Express Airline, a Nevada based airline has been
purchased by CXP Management (a management buyout team) and the Avion Group.
The Avion Group is a leading international transportation firm. They were founded in January 2005 through a merger of Air Atlanta Icelandic and Islandsflug. Avion Group also includes Air Atlanta Europe, Avia Technical services, Excel Airways and Southair.
The management team, in partnership with Avion is eager to become one of the leading charter service airlines in the United States. To achieve this goal we are pleased to announce that Casino Express Airline will take delivery of our first B737-400 on November 1, 2005. This 2000 model aircraft will seat between 144 and 170 passengers. The range will be approximately 5 hours and the fuel burn is approximately 900 gallons per hour. Our second aircraft that will be available for charter will be a B737-800 and will be delivered on November 4, 2005. This aircraft will have a seating capacity of 189 passengers. The range will be approximately 6 hours and the fuel burn is approximately 850 gallons per hour. In addition, we will take delivery of a second B737-400 on December 1, 2005.
All aircraft will have plush, blue leather seat covers, large overhead bins and hot ovens. The 800 will also have an entertainment/video system. With the addition of newer and larger aircraft we look forward to providing all of our customers with efficient and reliable transportation, as well as impeccable service.
Casino Express will continue to operate charter agreements with the casinos in Nevada and will seek new business in order to add additional aircraft.