Regional Elite Airline Services

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Regional Elite Airline Services (formerly announced as Regional Handling Services), which began operations on September 27, 2009, was a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that combined all airport ticket counter, gate, tower coordination, and ramp handling duties for Comair, Compass Airlines, and Mesaba Airlines.[1] Its headquarters are in Delta Airlines Building C on the property of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport,[2][3] in Fort Snelling, an unincorporated area.[4][5]

Additionally, Regional Elite serves as a ground handler for legacy carriers' regional brands, including Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, and US Airways Express.[6]

The subsidiary includes over 4,500 workers at 94 airports, including three hub operations in Cincinnati, Detroit and Minneapolis.[7]

On August 7, 2012, in a note from Senior Vice President Don Stephens, Regional Elite announced it would be ceasing all operations by the end of the year, citing increased overhead costs and the loss of numerous RFPs (station handling contracts). Employees were notified of their impending termination approximately 2 weeks later via regular mail.[8] Many stations converted over to DAL Global Services, while some were lost to competing ground handler companies.

Airport locations[edit]

  • Aberdeen, SD
  • Akron, OH
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Alpena, MI
  • Appleton, WI
  • Asheville, NC
  • Augusta, GA
  • Bangor, ME
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Bemidji, MN
  • Billings, MT
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Bloomington, IL
  • Brainerd, MN
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Burlington, VT
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Charleston, WV
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbia, MO
  • Columbus, GA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Devil's Lake, ND
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Duluth, MN
  • Escanaba, MI
  • Evansville, IN
  • Fargo, ND
  • Highfill, AR
  • Flint, MI
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Ft. Walton Bch, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Great Falls, MT
  • Greenville, MS
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Hibbing, MN
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • International Falls, MN
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Jamestown, ND
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Key West, FL
  • Knoxville, TN
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Lansing, MI
  • Latrobe, PA
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Manchester, NH
  • Marquette, MI
  • Mason City, IA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Minot, ND
  • Missoula, MT
  • Moline, IL
  • Monroe, LA
  • Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Omaha, NE
  • Paducah, KY
  • Panama City, FL
  • Pellston, MI
  • Peoria, IL
  • Pierre, SD
  • Portland, ME
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rochester, MN
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Sault St. Marie, MI
  • Scranton, PA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • South Bend, IN
  • Springfield, MO
  • State College, PA
  • Thief River Falls, MN
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Tri-Cities, TN
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Watertown, SD
  • Wausau, WI
  • White Plains, NY[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.regionalelite.com/aboutus.html
  2. ^ "Expanded Branch and ATM Access Comes to the Twin Cities." Wings Financial. Retrieved on January 19, 2012. "Delta Air Lines Bldg. C* 7500 Airline Drive Minneapolis, MN"
  3. ^ "delta air lines' farmers market-building c." Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Retrieved on January 19, 2012. "Location: MSP Airport-Delta Building C, North Side near Compass Airlines Entrance"
  4. ^ "CR-7010-Docket.pdf." Unity and Strength For Workers. Retrieved on January 19, 2012. "Regional Elite Airline Services 7500 Airline Drive C079 Minneapolis, MN 55450-1101"
  5. ^ "Fort Snelling UT, Hennepin county, Minnesota." (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 19, 2009.
  6. ^ http://www.regionalelite.com/aboutus.html
  7. ^ http://www.regionalelite.com/locations.html
  8. ^ http://www.regionalelite.com/aboutus.html
  9. ^ http://www.regionalelite.com/locations.html

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