ExpressJet Airlines is the union of Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Continental Express and operates Embraer ERJ145 regional jet aircraft. Over its 35-year history, ExpressJet has flown most Embraer, Bombardier, and ATR aircraft from cities across the continental United States into airports in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. ExpressJet is majority owned by KAir Enterprises with United Airlines holding a minority interest.
ExpressJet has resumed service with the launch of its aha! leisure brand – offering “air ● hotel ● adventure” to travelers to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and several under-served cities on the U.S. West Coast. aha! will combine value-priced fares, non-stop flights and hotel partnerships to offer customers quick and easy travel and vacation opportunities.
On October 24th, aha!, powered by ExpressJet Airlines, inaugurated nonstop service to Pasco/Tri-Cities, Wa., and on October 25th, nonstop service was inaugurated for Bakersfield, Ca. to Reno. Nonstop service from Medford, OR began on Oct. 31st, Eugene, OR on Nov. 1st, Ontario, CA on Nov. 4th, Redmond, OR on Nov. 5th, Eureka/Arcata, Ca. on Nov. 9th and Fresno, Ca. on Nov. 10th. Other nonstop flights, from Reno-Tahoe, follow in quick succession:
ExpressJet’s aha! brand is in keeping with its strategy of providing high-quality, reliable, efficient point-to-point flying service in small and abandoned markets with unmet customer needs - avoiding needless overlap with the major airlines and “ultra-low-cost carriers.”
Watch for ExpressJet’s expansion plans – as aha! and otherwise – in the coming months!