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Trans States Airlines is the fifth largest independent (privately held) regional airlines in the United States. Founded in 1982 as Resort Air, the company has positioned itself to be a quality regional feeder airline for United Airlines and US Airways.

Trans States Airlines Today:
  • Annual Passengers: Over 2.1 million
  • Daily Flights: Over 150 flights to 39 cities
  • Employees: 650 aviation professionals nationwide
  • Fleet: 26 regional jets


Since our company began in the early 1980s, our commitment has been simple, to strive to do our best for our customers and to remain flexible and responsive to the needs and challenges of our major partners and the industry. This mindset has been the cornerstone of our continued growth. Over the years, it has been the people who make up Trans States Airlines that have and continue to make the difference.

The key objective and mission of Trans States Airlines is:
  • To provide safe, reliable, on-time air transportation while delivering to our customers the highest standards in professionalism and customer service.
  • To foster an environment for all Trans States Airlines team members which promotes mutual respect, productivity, communication and job satisfaction.

    All of us at Trans States Airlines look forward to having an opportunity to welcome you onboard a Trans States flight in the near future, your connection to the world.

Bases of Operation:

Trans States Airlines flies to 39 cities with two hubs of operation.
  • Chicago, Illinois and Washington, Dulles, United Express
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: US Airways Express
  • Corporate Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Training: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Maintenance: St. Louis, Missouri


Trans States Airlines has been the recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration's Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award in Maintenance eight years in a row.


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