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GoJet Airlines LLC is a company headquartered in Bridgeton, Missouri, United States. Wholly owned by Trans States Holdings, it has 1,670 employees.[1][2] It operates commuter feeder services under the United Express and Delta Connection names. GoJet Airlines has crew bases at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Flights are currently operated out of United's hubs at O'Hare International Airport and Denver International Airport. GoJet's Delta Connection flights currently operate out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.[1] Its call sign "Lindbergh" is named after aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, who flew the Spirit of St. Louis solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, the first person to do so.

GoJet Airlines
GoJet logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
G7 GJS LINDBERGH
Founded2004
HubsAs United Express:

As Delta Connection:

Focus citiesRaleigh-Durham International Airport
Frequent-flyer programMileage Plus
(United Express)
SkyMiles
(Delta Connection)
AllianceStar Alliance (United)
Skyteam (Delta)
Fleet size54
Destinations57
HeadquartersBridgeton, Missouri, USA
Key peopleHulas Kanodia, Owner; Rick Leach, President
Employees1670
Websitehttp://www.gojetairlines.com/

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HistoryEdit

 
GoJet CRJ-700 in previous United Express livery

The airline was established in late 2004 by Trans States Holdings. GoJet took delivery of their first Bombardier CRJ-700 in June 2005.

The airline received its initial Air Carrier Operating Certificate in September 2005 and began scheduled passenger services on October 4, 2005 with a United Express flight from Cincinnati, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois. By the end of 2009, GoJet took delivery of their 25th CRJ-700 aircraft.[3]

In October 2011, Delta Air Lines announced it was planning a January 2012 launch of new GoJet CRJ700 service as a Delta Connection regional carrier. Delta would initially transfer 15 of the CRJ700 aircraft previously assigned to its Comair division to GoJet as well as 12 owned or leased CRJ700s contracted to SkyWest Airlines to begin the service.[4] On January 22, 2012, GoJet began service as a Delta Connection carrier with its inaugural flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Detroit, Michigan.[5]

Crew BasesEdit

DestinationsEdit

GoJet flies to over 80 destinations within the United States of America and Canada.[6]

United StatesEdit

CanadaEdit

FleetEdit

As of February 2019, the GoJet Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7][8][9][10][11]

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Operated For Notes
F E+ E Total
Bombardier CRJ-550 50 10 20 20 50 United Express Launch customer[12]
Bombardier CRJ-700ER 25 (25) 6 16 48 70 United Express Will be modified to -550 product line
22 9 16 44 69 Delta Connection
Bombardier CRJ-900ER 7 12 20 44 76 Delta Connection
Total 54 25  

The GoJet fleet of CRJ-700s that are flown for United Express are equipped with engines like those on the CRJ-900 series, the General Electric CF34-8C5B1.[13]

On February 6, 2019, United Airlines and Bombardier announced that GoJet would be the first regional carrier to operate 50 CRJ-550s, a new 50-seat aircraft based on the CRJ-700, starting in the summer of 2019. [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 87.
  2. ^ "GoJet Airlines Fact Sheet." GoJet Airlines. Retrieved on February 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "A History of GoJet Airlines". gojetairlines.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  4. ^ "Weekly News Roundup: Delta Air Lines". stocksandshares.tv. 2011-10-30. Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  5. ^ "GoJet Launches First Delta Connection Flight". facebook.com. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  6. ^ "Where We Fly" (PDF). gojetairlines.com. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  7. ^ "GoJet Airlines". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  8. ^ "GoJet Airlines - Our Aircraft". gojetairlines.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  9. ^ "Delta Connection Carriers". delta.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  10. ^ "Bombardier CRJ 700 (CR7)". united.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  11. ^ "GoJet Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  12. ^ "United expands premium push with new dual-class CRJ550". 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Bombardier Delivers CRJ-700 To GoJet". aero-news.net. 2005-06-23. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  14. ^ "GoJet to Fly 50 Bombardier CRJ550 Aircraft for United Airlines". prnewswire.com. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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