Air Midwest Fleet, Accidents & Incidents, History, Activity in Mesa Air Group
In 1968, the regional airline Frontier Airlines went to the passenger transport market in the state of Kansas and Aviation Services began actively expanding its route network in the state. The following year, the company name was changed to Air Midwest, and to provide increased volume of traffic the airline makes an order for new turboprop aircraft Beech 99 .
In 1978, the Air Force Air Midwest added ten aircraft Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner , and opened new regular flights from Kansas City to New Mexico , Iowa and Nebraska . In 1991 the airline was acquired by Air Midwest manager of aviation holding company Mesa Air Group .
Logo of the airline in 1970
In 1985 he teamed up with Air Midwest based in Fayettville ( Arkansas ), a regional carrier Scheduled Skyways with a view of obtaining code-sharing agreement with the carrier Republic Airlines to use a hub in Memphis International Airport . Both a joined company exploiting one type of aircraft, and their route networks are complementary, so that Air Midwest expected easily to obtain a partnership agreement with Republic Airlines. However, to maintain routes in Memphis Repablik chose another regional airline, because the application process revealed a number of hidden problems, in particular, the lack of servicing aircraft Scheduled Skyways. Over the next few years, in order to avoid accumulating problems with supervisors, Air Midwest Division Scheduled Skyways bring to a state of bankruptcy.
Despite a bad marketing move with the acquisition of Air Midwest Scheduled Skyways, she was able to conclude the 1985 code-sharing agreement with the airline Ozark Air Lines to use the brand Ozark Midwest, with Eastern Air Lines - to use the brand's Eastern Air Midwest Express Airlines, and the backbone American Airlines - to work under the name of the regional transport American Eagle Airlines .
In 1987, because of the problems with financial assets of Air Midwest Airlines American Airlines has implemented its infrastructure hub in Nashville International Airport and aircraft Saab 340 . In 1986, Trans World Airlines airline acquired Ozark Air Lines and was forced to terminate the contract with Air Midwest to the use of the transportation hub to the International Airport in St. Louis , because at that time already had a working partner in this market - the company Air Resort (now - Trans States Airlines ).
In 1990, Air Midwest has partnered with the airline USAir , and July 12, 1991 the company released an official message to the entire staff of Air Midwest: «International Airport hub in St. Louis will be sold Airlines Trans States Airlines, everything else will be implemented in the Mesa Air Group ".
Activity in Mesa Air Group
After completion of the merger of Air Midwest provides regular flights between the small settlements, subsidized by the U.S. government under the Federal Program of the United States Essential Air Service (EAS) , working under the brand name US Airways Express Airlines backbone US Airways hub of the International Airport Finiks/Skay- Harbor and flies on regular routes, Mesa Airlines from Albuquerque International Airport and International Airport, Dallas / Fort Worth .
For three weeks in August 2006, Air Midwest has worked under the name Delta Connection trunk airlines Delta Air Lines , performing flights on aircraft Beechcraft 1900D from the International Airport, John F. Kennedy in the Providence ( Rhode Island ), and Windsor Locks ( Connecticut ). This shift of direction was a regular service after the bankruptcy of the other airline subsidiary of the holding - Freedom Airlines , and operated before the transfer route network in New York's John F. Kennedy Airport into a regional carrier Chautauqua Airlines .
February 1, 2007 Air Midwest offers regular flights from Chicago Midway International Airport to the airports of the State of Illinois Decatur , Marion and Quincy . However, after nine months of holding Mesa Air Group announced the termination of all traffic in the airports Air Midwest Illinois from November 9, 2007.
In its report, published January 14, 2008 Journal The Wall Street Journal , CEO Jonathan G. Ornstein Holding ( Eng. Jonathan G. Ornstein) said the decision to close the board of directors of the holding airline Air Midwest due to a significant increase in fuel prices and significant increase in operating costs. All of the city, serviced by regular communication Air Midwest, received official notice of closure of flight, and 30 June 2008 the airline ceased all operations.
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