September 6, 1989 |
In hopes of filling a void left by American Airlines' cancellation of three daily nonstop flights between Orange County and Sacramento in July, WestAir Airlines said Tuesday that it will begin daily round trips on that route beginning Oct. 15. WestAir's 30-passenger commuter planes, flying as United Express, will travel the corridor with three nonstop round-trip flights from Sunday through Friday and two trips on Saturdays.
October 27, 1989 |
WestAir Commuter Airlines said Thursday that it will add seven flights to its schedule at John Wayne Airport beginning Dec. 1. The new flights will expand its service to Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles. Fresno-based WestAir, which currently flies 12 daily round-trips from Orange County as United Express, said it added the flights because its annual passenger allocation at John Wayne Airport for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1990, has been boosted 46.6%, to 121,660 from 82,994.
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.
November 19, 1991 |
WestAir Holdings, which operates the West Coast's largest commuter airline, on Monday agreed to a sweetened takeover offer valued at an estimated $32 million. The buyer, Mesa Airlines of Farmington, N.M., had originally proposed to merge with Fresno-based WestAir in a stock-swap deal valued at about $26 million. Under the agreement based on the new offer, each of WestAir's approximately 6.4 million shares would be exchanged for 0.2941 share of Mesa.