Histoire de ExpressJet Airlines

  • ExpressJet was born in 1986, after Continental Airlines aquired a group of small commuter airlines that included Bar Harbor Airlines, Britt Airways, and Rocky Mountain Air.
  • Commercial operations started in 1987.
  • In 1996, ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. was incorporated.
  • In 2002, ExpressJet spun off from Continental, having over 8,000 employees.
  • In December, 2006, ExpressJet began its charter operations.
  • A few months later, point-to-point services to 24 cities in the U.S. began.
  • In 2007, ExpressJet began operations as Delta Connection out of Los Angeles.
  • In July, 2008, the airline announced that virtually all of its services will be discontinued in September, 2008.
  • Shortly after that, ExpressJet began to fly as a United Airlines carrier.
  • In September, 2009, that contract ended, but was followed by a multiple year contract with United Airlines for flying 22 aircraft in full United Express colors.
  • First flights took place in December, 2009, full implementation being expected to be complet by 2010's Spring.
  • In 2012, ExpressJet announced a new contract with American Airlines to fly as American Eagle beginning in 2013.
  • In February, 2013, ExpressJet operated its first flight as American Eagle.
  • No deadly incidents involving ExpressJet Airlines aircraft have been recorded so far.