19 June 2014
Trans States Holdings, Inc. subsidiary Compass Airlines said it will operate 20 new 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft owned by American Airlines, Inc.
Compass expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft and start scheduled service under the American Eagle brand and livery in the first quarter of 2015. The agreement also provides American the option to place additional E175 aircraft it owns with Compass in the future.
Compass Airlines, LLC began commercial service in May 2007. It currently has more than 1,200 employees operating 36 Embraer E175 and six Embraer E170 aircraft from its Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and Detroit (DTW) hubs, as well as a maintenance facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Compass currently serves 57 cities, operates approximately 200 daily flights, and carries approximately 4m passengers annually.
Trans States Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned holding company for three regional airlines, including Compass Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Trans States Airlines. The company is headquartered in Bridgeton, Missouri near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL).