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April 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only commercial airline operating out of Palmdale Airport announced Tuesday that it plans to halt all flights to and from the High Desert community this week. United Express will operate its final 19-seat passenger flight between Palmdale and Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. "This was an economic decision," said Alan Wayne, public affairs director for United Airlines. "They just didn't have enough passengers."
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January 1, 2006
THE State Department has issued a travel warning urging Americans to delay nonessential travel to Nepal because of the threat of violence by the Communist Party of Nepal. The Maoist organization has been demonstrating against the government, and some of those protests have turned violent. In June, more than 100 people were killed or injured in a blast that was set off beneath a packed bus in the Chitwan district. Maoist rebels were blamed for the attack.
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BUSINESS
December 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flight Revisions: In the third shuffle of commuter carrier schedules at John Wayne Airport this month, WestAir Holding Inc., operator of United Express commuter airline, said it will eliminate all five of its daily flights between Orange County and Los Angeles International Airport by Feb. 13. Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Fresno-based airline, said that United Express will add one additional daily flight from Orange County to Fresno on that date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Until they reached the airport Wednesday, the seven passengers booked on United Express Flight 7358 had no idea they were about to embark on a historic trip. There was no fanfare, speechmaking, red carpet or complimentary cocktails as the seven boarded the 19-seat Jetstream turboprop. The only indications that anything was special about this short commuter hop to Los Angeles were the signs posted throughout the airport. "The Palmdale Regional Airport will be closed after April 22, 1998."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only commercial airline operating out of Palmdale Airport announced Tuesday that it plans to halt all flights to and from the High Desert community later this week. United Express will operate its final 19-seat passenger flight between Palmdale and Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. "This was an economic decision," said Alan Wayne, public affairs director for United Airlines. "They just didn't have enough passengers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pan American World Airways jetliner and a United Express commuter jet nearly collided in cloudy skies near Los Angeles International Airport before taking evasive action at the direction of air traffic controllers, aviation officials said Thursday. "It was as close as I've ever seen them get," said Karl Grundmann, a controller who watched Tuesday's incident unfold on radar screens at the Los Angeles Terminal Radar Approach Control center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
Plopped amid farm fields and a mishmash of industrial buildings, the Oxnard Airport lacks the string of hotels, lines of taxicabs and other urban surroundings that give Los Angeles International Airport an aura of excitement. "It's kind of hokey," said Jeffrey S. Rountree, supervisor of the single-terminal Oxnard Airport. "It's kind of like a bus terminal. But it works."
BUSINESS
February 3, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Airlines and its commuter partner, United Express, said Friday that they will begin flying four daily, nonstop round-trips between Orange County and San Francisco on March 2. The announcement caught county airport officials by surprise because it was "a bit premature," Airport Manager George Rebella said. United has been given the new flights under an interim flight-allocation plan, Rebella said, but county supervisors have not yet approved the plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Until they reached the airport Wednesday, the seven passengers booked on United Express Flight 7358 had no idea they were about to embark on a historic trip. There was no fanfare, speechmaking, red carpet or complimentary cocktails as the seven boarded the 19-seat Jetstream turboprop. The only indications that anything was special about this short commuter hop to Los Angeles were the signs posted throughout the airport. "The Palmdale Regional Airport will be closed after April 22, 1998."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only commercial airline operating out of Palmdale Airport announced Tuesday that it plans to halt all flights to and from the High Desert community later this week. United Express will operate its final 19-seat passenger flight between Palmdale and Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. "This was an economic decision," said Alan Wayne, public affairs director for United Airlines. "They just didn't have enough passengers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only commercial airline operating out of Palmdale Airport announced Tuesday that it plans to halt all flights to and from the High Desert community this week. United Express will operate its final 19-seat passenger flight between Palmdale and Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. "This was an economic decision," said Alan Wayne, public affairs director for United Airlines. "They just didn't have enough passengers."
NEWS
November 20, 1996 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A commuter plane and a private aircraft collided on an airport runway near Quincy, Ill., Tuesday night, exploding into a fireball and killing all 14 people aboard both aircraft. A United Express turboprop with 10 passengers and a crew of two was landing at Baldwin Municipal Airport when the collision occurred with a smaller plane taxiing for takeoff with two occupants, aviation and emergency officials said. The two planes struck just after 5 p.m.
NEWS
August 2, 1993 | from The Washington Post
Rick Douglas did not have to cast far for an example to use in his Saturday night speech, celebrating the third anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, on challenges still facing the disabled. To get to the speech in Allentown, Pa., the executive director of the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities had to drag himself up five steps and crawl onto a United Express airplane at Dulles International Airport as passengers and airline personnel watched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
Plopped amid farm fields and a mishmash of industrial buildings, the Oxnard Airport lacks the string of hotels, lines of taxicabs and other urban surroundings that give Los Angeles International Airport an aura of excitement. "It's kind of hokey," said Jeffrey S. Rountree, supervisor of the single-terminal Oxnard Airport. "It's kind of like a bus terminal. But it works."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ
Starting April 4, a second airline will offer flights between Oxnard Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. United Express, operated by New Mexico-based Mesa Airlines, plans to fly seven round-trip flights Monday through Friday and five round-trip flights on weekends to LAX, said Larry Risley, president of Mesa. United Express joins American Eagle in offering service between Oxnard and Los Angeles.
NEWS
August 2, 1993 | from The Washington Post
Rick Douglas did not have to cast far for an example to use in his Saturday night speech, celebrating the third anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, on challenges still facing the disabled. To get to the speech in Allentown, Pa., the executive director of the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities had to drag himself up five steps and crawl onto a United Express airplane at Dulles International Airport as passengers and airline personnel watched.
TRAVEL
January 1, 2006
THE State Department has issued a travel warning urging Americans to delay nonessential travel to Nepal because of the threat of violence by the Communist Party of Nepal. The Maoist organization has been demonstrating against the government, and some of those protests have turned violent. In June, more than 100 people were killed or injured in a blast that was set off beneath a packed bus in the Chitwan district. Maoist rebels were blamed for the attack.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flight Revisions: In the third shuffle of commuter carrier schedules at John Wayne Airport this month, WestAir Holding Inc., operator of United Express commuter airline, said it will eliminate all five of its daily flights between Orange County and Los Angeles International Airport by Feb. 13. Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Fresno-based airline, said that United Express will add one additional daily flight from Orange County to Fresno on that date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pan American World Airways jetliner and a United Express commuter jet nearly collided in cloudy skies near Los Angeles International Airport before taking evasive action at the direction of air traffic controllers, aviation officials said Thursday. "It was as close as I've ever seen them get," said Karl Grundmann, a controller who watched Tuesday's incident unfold on radar screens at the Los Angeles Terminal Radar Approach Control center.
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