Trans States To Retire Jetsream 41s, Exit Five Markets

 - December 6, 2007, 7:32 AM

St. Louis-based Trans States Airlines announced last month that it will retire its last six BAe Jetstream 41s by the fall and end its American Connection service to Columbia, Springfield and Joplin, Mo.; and Decatur and Springfield, Ill. American Connection partner RegionsAir has offered to negotiate with the affected communities to fly its 19-seat Jetstream 31s to St. Louis. Four other turboprop markets–Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Fayetteville, Ark.–will benefit from Trans States’ transition to an all-jet fleet, as they see Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets replace J41s in April and May.