History of 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.
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