I'm pleased to announce that West Express is restructuring in an effort to bring more simplicity and refinement to the airline. Our preliminary plan is drawn out below. After several months of trying to make the old structure work, I came to the realization that I simply don't have time with college. So, instead of just walking away, I thought it would be better to simply redesign the airline to work around my schedule. We will be offering a lot of automated services that will allow the staff to plan more fun events instead of counting hours. With that, here is the new plan:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX
Embraer 170 (GE)
Boeing 737-700 (CFM)
Boeing 737-800 (CFM)
Boeing 757-200 (PW)
Our intial operations, as noted in the previous release, will be based in Los Angeles (also the location of our corporate headquarters).
We are also in primary planning stages of a regional division using Bombardier Q200s and CRJ-700s. More information will be released when it is available. Along with this would come the opening of a focus city (possibly to be developed into a full hub) in Seattle, Denver, or St. Louis. Service from this focus city would be in addition to added regional service from Los Angeles.
We have reached a deal for in-flight entertainment systems featuring XM
Satellite Radio and DirecTV to be installed in our entire domestic fleet. These will feature individual AVOD devices for each passenger, with continuous live feed across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Feature films will also be available.
Our aircraft will be equipped with a First Class section featuring 41" pitch all-leather seats. Service will include complementary beverages and meals during standard meal times and/or on flights greater than 1.5 hours. We will also have an Economy Class section featuring 33" pitch all-leather seats, with complementary non-alcoholic beverages and a snack. A full meal will be offered on flights greater than 2 hours during meal times only.
Initial Routes (dep. LAX
Calgary, Alberta (CYYC) (4x)
Chicago (O’Hare), IL
Colorado Springs, CO
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Mexico City, Mexico (MMEX) (3x)
New York (Kennedy), NY (KJFK) (5x)
Palm Springs, CA
Salt Lake City, UT (KSLC) (4x)
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Fe, NM
St. Louis, MO
Tijuana, Mexico (MMTJ) (5x)
Toronto, Ontario (CYYZ) (4x)
Vancouver, B.C. (CYVR) (6x)
Victoria, B.C. (CYYJ) (4x)
Washington (Dulles), D.C. (KIAD) (6x)
Along with the rebranding of the airline, we will be revamping our frequent flier program, ExpressMiles. Pilots will be able to earn ExpressPoints for each mile they fly for West Express or IAVA partners. Special promotions will also apply that will award extra ExpressPoints. These points may then be redeemed for ExpressRewards, including airline-related priveledges. We are preparing to enter negotiations for other flight simulator rewards, such as product discounts.
That's all for now! If you'd like to stay updated, please visit our website, http://www.westexpressairways.com,
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And of course, a restructuring wouldn't be complete without a fresh new image. We've decided to completely revamp the airline, with a new logo, a new livery, and a new website. Comments and thoughts appreciated! Welcome to the new West Express!