August 29, 1991 |
New Link to Airport: Northwest Airlines will soon have a new commuter airline link to John Wayne Airport. StatesWest Airlines Inc. of Phoenix, which flies as USAir Express, will be hauling passengers from 10 smaller California airports to Northwest's hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The special linkup, including special fares yet to be determined, are for Northwest's Pacific-bound passengers only.
October 9, 1993 |
Stateswest Airlines, which operates commuter flights for USAir in California and Arizona, ceased operations Friday after operating under Bankruptcy Court protection since December. The closure of Phoenix-based Stateswest temporarily leaves USAir without commuter air service in California. Stateswest carried passengers on 114 flights a day under the USAir Express name. USAir jet service is not affected by the shutdown.
April 6, 1990 |
USAir said Thursday that it has concluded a marketing agreement with StatesWest Airlines to serve several new routes on the West Coast, including Los Angeles-Bakersfield and Los Angeles-Santa Barbara. Four-year-old StatesWest, which has six propjets, is based in Phoenix. Its new agreement with USAir, which takes effect July 15, calls for such things as joint frequent-flier programs, coordinated baggage handling and a single computerized reservations system.
November 6, 1990 |
Investment banker Russell Diehl is a frequent flier. But with increasing frequency, when he flies it is not in a jet but in a 19- to 37-passenger turboprop plane. Diehl is among the growing ranks of business executives on the go who have found the best way to get from here to there is often not on a jumbo jet. Instead, they rely on commuter airlines which now handle much of the major airlines short-haul traffic.
December 30, 1986
The Phoenix-based airline said it ordered a 36-passenger Shorts 360 airliner valued at $4.7 million for delivery in February and signed a letter of intent to buy two 19-passenger British Aerospace Jetstream prop-jets for $6.6 million to be delivered in July and August.
October 14, 1993
USAir Express Service said Tuesday that it expects to resume service at John Wayne Airport on Monday. The service was interrupted Friday when StatesWest Airlines of Phoenix, an independent carrier that had a marketing agreement with USAir Express to operate flights, announced it would cease operations. Jetstream International, a subsidiary of USAir Group Inc. based in Arlington, Va., will operate those flights until a permanent replacement carrier is named later this month.