Trans World Express

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Trans World Express (TWE) was the fully owned and certificated, regional carrier for Trans World Airlines (TWA) 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 at that time was being 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.

In 1993, Alpha Air was operating Trans World Express service with Beechcraft 1900C turboprops from a hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with service to Burbank (BUR), Grand Canyon (GCN), Lake Tahoe (TVL), Mammoth Lakes (MMH), Palm Springs (PSP), Phoenix (PHX) and Santa Ana/Orange County Airport (SNA, now John Wayne Airport.[2]

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 was discontinued:

Trans World Express Saab 340

Other aircraft that appeared in TWE colors included:

Destinations at closure[edit]

Trans World Express, via flights operated by Trans States Airlines, Corporate Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines, was serving the following destinations when the Trans World Express code share service was halted:[5][6]

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

Previous destinations[edit]

[7][8][9][10]

United States

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Connecticut

Illinois

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Missouri

New Hampshire

New York

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Virginia

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1993 Alpha Air/Trans World Express route map
  2. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1993 Alpha Air/Trans World Express route map
  3. ^ "Photos: Beech 1900C-1 Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. 2002-10-10. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Photos: Embraer EMB-120RT Brasilia Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  5. ^ "TWA North America Destinations
  6. ^ "TWExpress," Trans World Airlines
  7. ^ Midwest in 1998, Trans World Airlines
  8. ^ "Timetable" of August 1, 1993
  9. ^ "Timetable" of 1987, Trans World Airlines
  10. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1993 Alpha Air/Trans World Express route map
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "TWA North America Destinations," Trans World Airlines
  12. ^ a b "TWConnection West Coast Routes," Trans World Airlines
  13. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1993 Alpha Air/Trans World Express route map
  14. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1993 Alpha Air/Trans World Express route map
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "TWConnection East Coast Routes," Trans World Airlines
  16. ^ "Terminal 2 Airlines" in 2001, O'Hare International Airport
  17. ^ "Trans World Express service begins in Rochester; Ribbon cutting ceremony will commemorate launch of new service.," M2 Presswire

External links[edit]

Media related to Trans World Express at Wikimedia Commons