Trans World Express

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Trans World Express (TWE) was the fully owned and certificated, regional carrier for Trans World Airlines and an airline trademark name for TWA's corporation.

When American Airlines bought TWA, the regional airlines functioning under the Trans World Express "banner" became affiliated with American Airlines under the name and new banner carrier branding AmericanConnection. Trans World Express service was provided by Trans States Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, and Corporate Airlines (later RegionsAir).

History[edit]

Until November 6, 1995, TWE, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TWA, operated flights under the Trans World Express banner. This fully certificated airline, previously named and certificated as Ransome Airlines - Pan Am Express, was headquartered at Philadelphia Northeast Airport far from TWA's (John F. Kennedy International Airport and (STL) St Louis hubs.

After that date, November 6, 1995, TWA outsourced all TWE operations to third-party "banner" airlines. Other airlines previously operating under the name and TWE "banner" included Resort Air and Metro Air Northeast.

Most flights were from the Eastern Seaboard to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport or from the South and Midwest to Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Fleet[edit]

Trans World Express Embraer ERJ-145

The following aircraft were contracted and operating in the TWExpress system at the time of TWA's merger with American Airlines and the TWExpress brand ended.

Trans World Express Saab 340

Other aircraft that appeared in TWE colors included the

Destinations at closure[edit]

The airline, using Trans States Airlines, Corporate Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines, served the following destinations as the airline was dissolved:[3][4]

Canada[edit]

Ontario

United States[edit]

Arkansas

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

Ohio (for Cincinnati, see Kentucky)

South Carolina

Tennessee

Wisconsin

Destinations before closure[edit]

[5][6][7]

United States

Alabama

Arkansas

California

Connecticut

Illinois

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Missouri

New Hampshire

New York

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Virginia

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Trans World Express at Wikimedia Commons