PSA Airlines

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PSA Airlines
IATA
US
ICAO
JIA
Callsign
BLUE STREAK
Founded1980
HubsAs US Airways Express:
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Focus citiesAs US Airways Express:
Philadelphia International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Frequent-flyer programDividend Miles
Airport loungeUS Airways Club
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size49
Destinations55
Parent companyUS Airways Group
HeadquartersVandalia, Ohio
Key peopleKeith Houk (CEO)
Derek Kerr (CFO)
Websitehttp://www.psaairlines.com
 
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PSA Airlines
IATA
US
ICAO
JIA
Callsign
BLUE STREAK
Founded1980
HubsAs US Airways Express:
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Focus citiesAs US Airways Express:
Philadelphia International Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Frequent-flyer programDividend Miles
Airport loungeUS Airways Club
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size49
Destinations55
Parent companyUS Airways Group
HeadquartersVandalia, Ohio
Key peopleKeith Houk (CEO)
Derek Kerr (CFO)
Websitehttp://www.psaairlines.com

PSA Airlines is an American regional airline headquartered at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio,[1] that flies under US Airways Express brand for US Airways. PSA is wholly owned by US Airways Group. PSA has crew bases in Knoxville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina and Dayton, Ohio. It has maintenance bases in Charlotte, North Carolina; Dayton, Ohio and at the Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Green, Ohio.

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History

Vee Neal Airlines

The airline was established in 1979 as Bobcat Airlines (named after its owner vee Neal Frey). Vee Neal Airlines' initial operations began from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. On 1 May 1980, the operation was expanded to include scheduled air services between Latrobe and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Cessna 402. The airline was renamed to Jetstream International Airlines (JIA) in December 1983 after it took delivery of two Jetstream aircraft.

Jetstream International Airlines

One year after the renaming of the airline, it relocated from Latrobe to Erie, Pennsylvania. On 26 September 1985, the airline affiliated itself with Piedmont Airlines. Jetstream International Airlines was acquired by Piedmont Airlines on 1 August 1986 and became a wholly owned subsidiary shortly thereafter. Following the USAir acquisition of Piedmont in November 1987, JIA began operating as Allegheny Commuter from the USAir hub in Philadelphia. On 1 July 1988 JIA became a wholly owned subsidiary of USAir and began operating in the colors of US Air Express, later US Airways Express.[2]

PSA Airlines

On 1 November 1995, USAir renamed the recently acquired JIA to PSA in order to protect the trademark of Pacific Southwest Airlines, which was once a large carrier on the West Coast that USAir had acquired. Since the acquisition by US Airways, PSA has transitioned from a fleet of Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft to a fleet of Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets.[3]

Destinations

For the destinations of all US Airways Group airlines, see: US Airways destinations and US Airways Express destinations.

Fleet

Fleet data as of October 2011:[4]

PSA Airlines Fleet
AircraftTotalPassengersNotes
Bombardier CRJ-20035
50
Bombardier CRJ-70114
9 First Class, 58 Coach

As of September, 2012, PSA Airlines average fleet age was 8.3 years old [5]

Accidents and incidents

External links

References

  1. ^ "Home." PSA Airlines. Retrieved on 20 May 2009. "3400 Terminal Dr., Vandalia, Ohio 45377 "
  2. ^ Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  3. ^ Fleet age PSA Airlines (US Airways Express) - Airfleets
  4. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  5. ^ PSA Airlines Fleet Age
  6. ^ "Accident: PSA Airlines CRJ2 at Charleston on Jan 19th 2010, overran runway on takeoff". The Aviation Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=42607d9d&opt=4096. Retrieved 20 January 2010.