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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.[2][3] 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–Saint Paul International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.[2] 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
AOC #N6WA249L[1]
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 size40
Destinations80+
HeadquartersBridgeton, Missouri, USA
Key peopleHulas Kanodia, Owner; Rick Leach, President
Employees1670
Websitehttp://www.gojetairlines.com/

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.[4]

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.[5] On January 22, 2012, GoJet began service as a Delta Connection carrier with its inaugural flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Detroit, Michigan.[6]

In August 2019, Delta announced that it would be terminating operating agreements with two DCX carriers, GoJet Airlines and Compass Airlines. The aircraft will be transferred to Endeavor Air and all GJS-operated flights would be phased out by mid-2020.[7]

Crew BasesEdit

DestinationsEdit

GoJet flies to over 80 destinations within the U.S. and Canada, operating both for United Express and Delta Connection. Below are the destinations for its United Express flights, per a 2017 route map.

List of destinations[8] (as of 1 September 2017)
City Country (Subdivision) IATA Airport Notes
Denver United States (Colorado) DEN Denver International Airport Hub
Durango United States (Colorado) DRO Durango-La Plata County Airport
Hayden/Steamboat Springs United States (Colorado) HDN Yampa Valley Airport
Montrose/Telluride United States (Colorado) MTJ Montrose Regional Airport
Vail United States (Colorado) EGE Eagle County Airport
Jacksonville United States (Florida) JAX Jacksonville International Airport
Sarasota/Bradenton United States (Florida) SRQ Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Atlanta United States (Georgia) ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Chicago United States (Illinois) ORD O'Hare International Airport Hub
Moline United States (Illinois) MLI Quad City International Airport
Indianapolis United States (Indiana) IND Indianapolis International Airport
Cedar Rapids United States (Iowa) CID The Eastern Iowa Airport
Des Moines United States (Iowa) DSM Des Moines International Airport
Wichita United States (Kansas) ICT Wichita Eisenhower National Airport
Louisville United States (Kentucky) SDF Louisville International Airport
New Orleans United States (Louisiana) MSY Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Portland United States (Maine) PWM Portland International Jetport
Detroit United States (Michigan) DTW Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hub
Grand Rapids United States (Michigan) GRR Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Kalamazoo United States (Michigan) AZO Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Saginaw United States (Michigan) MBS MBS International Airport
Traverse City United States (Michigan) TVC Cherry Capital Airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul United States (Minnesota) MSP Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Kansas City United States (Missouri) MCI Kansas City International Airport
Springfield/Branson United States (Missouri) SGF Springfield–Branson National Airport
St. Louis United States (Missouri) STL Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport
Omaha United States (Nebraska) OMA Eppley Airfield
Manchester United States (New Hampshire) MHT Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Newark United States (New Jersey) EWR Newark Liberty International Airport
Albuquerque United States (New Mexico) ABQ Albuquerque International Sunport
Albany United States (New York) ALB Albany International Airport
Buffalo United States (New York) BUF Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Elmira United States (New York) ELM Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Rochester United States (New York) ROC Greater Rochester International Airport
Greensboro United States (North Carolina) GSO Piedmont Triad International Airport
Cincinnati, Ohio area United States (Kentucky) CVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Airport is in Kentucky
Cleveland United States (Ohio) CLE Hopkins International Airport
Dayton United States (Ohio) DAY Dayton International Airport
Oklahoma City United States (Oklahoma) OKC Will Rogers World Airport
Tulsa United States (Oklahoma) TUL Tulsa International Airport
Bozeman United States (Montana) BZN Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Missoula United States (Montana) MSO Missoula International Airport
Harrisburg United States (Pennsylvania) MDT Harrisburg International Airport
Pittsburgh United States (Pennsylvania) PIT Pittsburgh International Airport
Rapid City United States (South Dakota) RAP Rapid City Regional Airport
Knoxville United States (Tennessee) TYS McGhee Tyson Airport
Nashville United States (Tennessee) BNA Nashville International Airport
Austin United States (Texas) AUS Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas–Fort Worth United States (Texas) DFW Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
El Paso United States (Texas) ELP El Paso International Airport
San Antonio United States (Texas) SAT San Antonio International Airport
Burlington United States (Vermont) BTV Burlington International Airport
Richmond United States (Virginia) RIC Richmond International Airport
Washington, D.C. area United States (Virginia) IAD Washington Dulles International Airport
Madison United States (Wisconsin) MSN Dane County Regional Airport
Casper United States (Wyoming) CPR Casper-Natrona County International Airport
Jackson Hole United States (Wyoming) JAC Jackson Hole Airport
Montréal Canada (Quebec) YUL Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Toronto Canada (Ontario) YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

As of October 2019, the GoJet Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9][10][11][12][13]

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Operated For Notes
F E+ E Total
Bombardier CRJ-550 1 49 10 20 20 50 United Express Launch customer[14]
Bombardier CRJ-700 15 (15) 6 16 48 70 United Express Will be modified to -550 product line. Ten aircraft in conversion process.
17 (17) 9 16 44 69 Delta Connection Will transfer to Endeavor Air.
Bombardier CRJ-900 7 (7) 12 20 44 76 Delta Connection Will transfer to Endeavor Air.
Total 40 10  

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.[15]

Fleet developmentEdit

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.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 87.
  3. ^ "GoJet Airlines Fact Sheet." GoJet Airlines. Retrieved on February 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "A History of GoJet Airlines". gojetairlines.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  5. ^ "Weekly News Roundup: Delta Air Lines". stocksandshares.tv. 2011-10-30. Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  6. ^ "GoJet Launches First Delta Connection Flight". facebook.com. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  7. ^ "Delta Ending Partnership with Two of Five Regional Carriers". BizJournals.com.
  8. ^ "Where We Fly" (PDF). www.gojetairlines.com. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "GoJet Airlines". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  10. ^ "GoJet Airlines - Our Aircraft". gojetairlines.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  11. ^ "Delta Connection Carriers". delta.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  12. ^ "Bombardier CRJ 700 (CR7)". united.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
  13. ^ "GoJet Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  14. ^ "United expands premium push with new dual-class CRJ550". 6 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Bombardier Delivers CRJ-700 To GoJet". aero-news.net. 2005-06-23. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  16. ^ "GoJet to Fly 50 Bombardier CRJ550 Aircraft for United Airlines". prnewswire.com. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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