Xtra Airways

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Xtra Airways
IATA
XP
ICAO
CXP
Callsign
CASINO EXPRESS
Founded 1987
AOC #

BJNA472B

1287
Hubs San Antonio, Texas
Santiago, Chile
Fleet size 4
Destinations Varied
Company slogan "Beyond what is expected."
Headquarters Boise, Idaho, USA
Key people Lisa Dunn, President
T'resa Ferguson, CFO
Joshua Weinshank, Dir Ops
Marv Morrill, Dir MX
Roger Mount, CI
Brian Felter, Chief Pilot
Website xtraairways.com

Xtra Airways is an ARGUS [1] Platinum Rated charter airline based in Boise, Idaho, USA (BOI).[1] The airline is certificated by the United States FAA to conduct Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental operations and by the Chile DGAC to conduct Domestic operations utilizing Boeing 737 aircraft.

History[edit]

  • Established in 1987 as Casino Express Airlines; started operations in 1989 using Boeing 737-200 aircraft flying exclusively for the Red Lion Hotel and Casino. Casino Express operated B737 jet service from Elko, Nevada (EKO) nonstop to many cities in the U.S.
  • Casino Express Airlines operated one (1) Boeing 737-200 jetliner for new start-up airline Tahoe Air which provided scheduled passenger air service from the South Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) nonstop to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in southern California and also nonstop to San Jose International Airport (SJC) in northern California.
  • Quickly expanded its customer base to include sports teams, government agencies, foreign dignitaries, press corps, other gaming properties, and other types of public and private charters.
  • Changed its name to Xtra Airways on December 8, 2005, to better reflect its broader focus.
  • Moved its headquarters in June, 2010, to Boise, Idaho, to better position itself for sustained growth.[2]
  • Featured use in House (TV series) in the Swan Song", a special retrospective episode of House that preceded the series' final episode, Everybody Dies (House) in 2012. The episode shows interior shot of a plane as a fully first-class seated airline.

Destinations[edit]

Xtra Airways operates charters to airports in the conterminous United States, Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and operates flights for a wide variety of clients to myriad locations in the Western Hemisphere.

Fleet[edit]

Xtra Airways livery
Xtra Airways is ARGUS Platinum Rated
Casino Express Boeing 737-200 in 1994

Xtra Airways fleet (as of August 2013)

Aircraft In Service Notes
Boeing 737-400 5[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Xtra Airways." Xtra Airways.
  2. ^ Xtra Airways homepage http://www.xtraairways.com
  3. ^ Noack, Thomas. "Xtra Airways Fleet Details and History". PlaneSpotters Database. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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