Trans States Holdings
|Founded||1982 as Resort Air|
|Headquarters||Brigeton, Missouri, United States|
|Key people||Hulas Kanodia (Chairman & CEO)
Richard A. Leach (President)
Trans States Airlines
Trans States Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned holding company for three regional airlines: Compass Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Trans States Airlines. The holding company is headquartered in Brigeton, Missouri near the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Trans States Airlines was originally formed in 1982 as Resort Air, entering into an agreement with Trans World Airlines to operate feeder services in the states of Missouri and Illinois under the Trans World Express brand name. In 1989 the company changed its name to Trans States Airlines. GoJet Airlines was formed in 2005 by Trans States Holdings to operate feeder service for United Airlines under the United Express brand name using a fleet of Bombardier CRJ700 70–seat regional jets. In July 2010, Delta Air Lines sold Compass Airlines to Trans States Holdings as part of a cost reduction scheme, which included the sale of Mesaba Airlines to the Pinnacle Airlines Corp. at the same time.
|Aircraft||Total||Orders||Passengers||Operated by||Operated for|
|Bombardier CRJ-700ER||47||—||6||28||32||66||GoJet Airlines||25 as United Express
22 as Delta Connection
|Embraer ERJ 145 (LR & ER)||28||—||0||0||50||50||Trans States Airlines||19 for United Express
3 for US Airways Express
5 for dedicated services
|Embraer ERJ 175LR||36||—||12||0||64||76||Compass Airlines||Delta Connection|
|Embraer ERJ 170||6||—||9||0||60||69||Compass Airlines||Delta Connection
|Mitsubishi MRJ-90||0||50||70-90||Unknown - TSH has not stated which airline or brand these jets will fly for.|
Trans States Holdings has operated a number of different turbo-prop aircraft since its inception, but has operated an all regional jet fleet since 2006.
|Fairchild Swearingen Metro II||1985–2006 (no later than)|||
|Fairchild Swearingen Metro III||1985–2006 (no later than)|||
|Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia||1991–1995|||
|British Aerospace Advanced Turbo Prop||1993–2006 (no later than)|||
|BAe Jetstream J41||1995–2006|||
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