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ExpressJet Airlines April Traffic Rose 24 Percent

Published May 13, 2010 on Pilot Jobs

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ExpressJet Holdings, the parent company of regional and charter airline operator, ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., today reported that its traffic in April rose 24 percent as it expanded its capacity and flew fuller planes.


During the month, ExpressJet revenue passenger miles (RPM) totaled 794 million, and available seat miles (ASM) flown were 998 million. April load factor for Partner Flying was 79.5%. The company flew 62,487 block hours and operated 35,343 departures during the month as Continental Express and United Express. ExpressJet operated an average of 206 aircraft as Continental Express and an average of 22 aircraft as United Express.

ExpressJet flew 587 block hours during the month in its Corporate Aviation (charter) division. During the month, ExpressJet's fleet within the Corporate Aviation division consisted of 14 aircraft.

ExpressJet ended April 2010 with a fleet of 244 aircraft consisting of 206 operating as Continental Express, 22 flying as United Express and 14 flying within Corporate Aviation (charter). The remaining two aircraft were in modification lines preparing to enter the United Express operation.

ExpressJet Holdings operates several divisions designed to leverage the management experience, efficiencies and economies of scale present in its subsidiaries, including ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Services, LLC. ExpressJet Airlines serves 134 scheduled destinations in North America and the Caribbean with approximately 1,200 departures per day. Operations include capacity purchase agreements for United and Continental as well as providing clients customized 50-seat charter options; and supplying third-party aviation and ground handling services.

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