Making money as a standalone ERJ145 operator is not easy. Doing it from tertiary markets in the US is even harder. And so, for the second time in its history, ExpressJet is pulling the plug on standalone operations.
Aha! aims to take flight on 24 October from Reno. It is the third airline to launch operations in the United States this year.
ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name “aha!” or “fly-aha!” when it launches service.
ExpressJet is back. The carrier secured permission from the US Department of Transportation today to resume operations as a scheduled air carrier, ten months after halting operations as a United Airlines regional feeder.
ExpressJet is ready to return to the skies. The carrier plans to launch independent service this Spring according to recent DOT filings, growing its fleet of Embraer ERJ-145 planes to serve short-haul markets.
ExpressJet will halt its regional operations for United at the end of September rather than trying to slowly trim the schedule through the end of the year.