Memphis International Airport
Memphis International Airport is a civil-military airport seven miles southeast of downtown Memphis in Shelby County, United States. Memphis International Airport is home to the FedEx Express global hub, which processes many of the company's packages. Nonstop FedEx destinations from Memphis include cities across the continental United States, Europe, the Middle East and South America. From 1993 to 2009, Memphis had the largest cargo operations of any airport worldwide. MEM dropped to the second position in 2010, just behind Hong Kong. In 2016 MEM had over 4 million passengers, up from 2015; the airport was a hub for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. As of June 2017, MEM averaged 83 passenger flights per day on all of the airlines serving the city. In recent years the airport added several airlines, including Air Canada, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines. Since Delta's departure as a hub operation, average round trip prices have declined; the July–September 2014 quarter saw a 4.7% decline from the quarter a year earlier.
The 164th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard is based at the co-located Memphis Air National Guard Base, operating C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. Memphis Municipal Airport, dedicated in 1929, opened on a 200-acre plot of farmland just over seven miles from downtown Memphis. In its early years the airport had an unpaved runway. In 1939 Eastern Air Lines arrived. During World War II the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command 4th Ferrying Group used Memphis while sending new aircraft overseas. In April 1951 the runways were 6000-ft 2/20, 6530-ft 9/27, 4370-ft 14/32 and 4950-ft 17/35 The April 1957 OAG shows 64 weekday departures: 25 on Delta, 18 American, 7 Southern, 5 Eastern, 4 Braniff, 3 Trans-Texas and 2 Capital. American DC-6s flew nonstop to Washington and New York, but westward nonstops didn't reach beyond Ft Worth and Kansas City until American started Los Angeles in 1964; the first scheduled jets were Delta 880s ORD-MEM-MSY and back, starting in July–August 1960.
The current terminal cost $6.5 million. It opened on June 7, 1963 and Memphis Municipal changed its name to Memphis International in 1969. In 1985–86 Republic Airlines began flights to Mexico; the terminal was expanded for $31.6 million in 1974, adding two new concourses and extending the others, which were designed by Roy P. Harrover & Associates. Southern Airways was an important regional carrier at Memphis in the 1960s. With the dismantling of the Civil Aeronautics Board flight approval requirements, airlines began developing around a large hub model as opposed to the former point-to-point networks that were common before deregulation. Republic established Memphis as a hub operation in 1985 before merging into Northwest Airlines in 1986. Northwest operated around 300 daily flights at the peak of the hub, including international flights to Canada, the Caribbean as well as a transatlantic flight to Amsterdam. Federal Express began operations in Memphis in 1973, it opened its current "SuperHub" facility on the north side of the airport in 1981, maintains a large presence to the present day.
In 2008 the airport began expanding its control parking garages. The new tower cost $72.6 million and is 336 feet tall, more than double the old tower height. An $81 million, 7-story parking garage replaced two surface lots adding 6,500 parking spaces. $11 million was spent on a covered moving walkway between the terminal. After the acquisition of Northwest by Delta Air Lines in 2008, flights were scaled back until Delta closed the hub in 2013. Passenger traffic in Memphis declined from 11 million in 2007 to 4 million in 2017. In 2014 the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority announced a planned $114 million renovation of the airport; this renovation included demolishing the largely-vacant south ends of concourses A and C, which would allow aircraft to more access the larger B concourse. The remainder of the A and C concourses would remain and be ready to use for any potential growth in the future. In addition, the plan called for the widening and modernization of the B concourse, which most flights would be directed to when the renovation was complete.
The renovation, expected to start in late 2015 and end around 2020, would leave the airport with about 60 gates. The initial project was only completed, with the south end of the A concourse demolished. Memphis officials decided to rethink the modernization plans. Several aspects of the project changed; the first plan called for renovating and widening Concourse B, the updated plan includes a full redesign of most of the concourse. The B Concourse will be closed during construction, airlines and tenants will move to the A and C Concourses during that time; the south end of the C Concourse will remain intact until the B Concourse is completed and airlines have moved from C to B. The southwest leg of the B Concourse will be updated in a future phase, will only be utilized in the near term for passengers from inbound international flights. On
The Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 are a family of regional airliners designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. The CRJ is Canada's second civil jet airliner after the Avro Canada C102, it was based on the Bombardier Challenger 600 series business jets. An initial effort to produce an enlarged 36-seat version of the aircraft, known as the Challenger 610E, was terminated during 1981. Shortly after Canadair's privatisation and sale to Bombardier, work on a stretched derivative was reinvigorated. On 10 May 1991, the first of three CRJ100 prototypes conducted its maiden flight; the type first entered service during the following year with its launch customer, German airline Lufthansa. The initial variant, the CRJ100, was soon joined by another model, designated as the CRJ200, it was identical to the CRJ100, except for the installation of more efficient turbofan engines, which gave the aircraft lower fuel consumption, increased cruise altitude and cruise speed. During the 1990s, various additional versions and models of the type were developed and put into service.
During the late 1990s, a enlarged derivative of the airliner, referred to as the CRJ700, was developed. During 2006, production of both the CRJ100 and CRJ200 came to an end. Additionally, several airlines have modernised their fleets to support extended service; the CRJ family has its origins in the design of the earlier Canadair Challenger business jet. During the late 1970s, the wide fuselage of the Challenger, which could comfortably seat a pair of passengers on each side of a central aisle, was observed by some Canadair officials to suggest that it would be somewhat straightforward to produce a stretch of the aircraft for the purpose of accommodating more seats. Accordingly, in 1980, the company publicised its proposal for an expanded model of the aircraft, designated as the Challenger 610E, which would have had seating for an additional 24 passengers. However, such a lengthening did not occur as a result of work on the programme being terminated during the following year. Despite the cancellation of the 610E, neither the concept or general interest in the development of an enlarged derivative had disappeared.
During 1987, the year following Canadair's sale to Bombardier, design studies commenced into options for producing a more ambitious stretched configuration of the Challenger. In July 1988, Canadair targeted a $13-14 million unit price, for a demand of over 1,000 by 1999; the 48-seat jet would be stretched over the Challenger by a 128 in forward plug and a 112 in aft plug. Over 300 mi routes, the faster climb and cruise give it a one third time advantage to 50 min compared to simirlaly sized turboprops; the higher cost per seat of the RJ, of $270,000 each compared to $186,600, is balanced by its higher productivity. During the spring of 1989, these investigations directly led to the formal launch of the Canadair Regional Jet program; the programme was launched with the aim of selling at least 400 aircraft. The Regional Jet program benefitted from the support of the Canadian government; the break point for the type was considered to be low amongst its contemporaries. In addition, the projected operating costs of the budding airliner was lower than some of its turboprop-powered rivals, including the Fokker 50, the ATR-42, the Bombardier Dash 8-300.
On 10 May 1991, the first of three development aircraft for the initial CRJ100 variant performed its first flight from Montréal–Mirabel International Airport, starting a 1,000h flight test program with three prototypes. During the following year, the type was awarded airworthiness certification. On 26 July 1993, the first prototype was lost in a spin mishap near the Bombardier test center in Wichita, Kansas; the initial model was followed by the CRJ100 ER subvariant, featuring 20 per cent greater range, the CRJ100 LR subvariant, which possessed 40 per cent more range than the standard CRJ100. This sub-variant was developed with the purpose of more conforming with the requirements of both corporate and executive operators. A cargo door retrofit has been developed for the installation of former passenger-configured aircraft to extend the useful life of early-built CRJ100s; the CRJ200 is identical to the earlier CRJ100 model, except for the adoption of more efficient engines. Bombardier had designed the new model to provide better performance and efficiencies than any of its nearest competitors at that time.
There is a CRJ200 freighter version, designated as the CRJ200 PF, developed in cooperation with Cascade Aerospace on the request of Scandinavian operator West Air Sweden. During 1995, Bombardier embarked on design studies and a detailed market evaluation on the topic of producing a enlarged derivative of the CRJ200; these efforts transitioned into a $450 million program to produce such an ai
OJSC Dagestan Airlines was an airline based at Uytash Airport in Makhachkala, Russia, operating domestic and international scheduled and chartered flights. The roots of the airline can be traced back to February 1927, when an Aeroflot department serving the Makhachkala region of the Soviet Union was founded. In 1994, following the split-up of Aeroflot, it became and independent company known as Makhachkala Air Enterprise. In 1996, the company was rebranded as Dagestan Airlines. In March 2007, it had 809 employees. From 2010 onwards, the South East Airlines branding was introduced. On 19 December 2011, the airline had its licence revoked but the airline said they would appeal the decision; as of December 2010, Dagestan Airlines operated scheduled flights to the following destinations: Russia Makhachkala – Uytash Airport base Moscow Domodedovo International Airport Vnukovo International Airport Saint Petersburg – Pulkovo Airport Turkey Istanbul – Sabiha Gökçen International Airport United Arab Emirates Sharjah – Sharjah International Airport The South East Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft: On 4 December 2010, Dagestan Airlines Flight 372, a Tupolev Tu-154M carrying 160 passengers and 8 crew, crashed during an emergency landing at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow.
Two passengers died and 56 were injured. Official website
British Aerospace 146
The British Aerospace 146 is a short-haul and regional airliner, manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace part of BAE Systems. Production ran from 1983 until 2002. Manufacture of an improved version known as the Avro RJ began in 1992. A further-improved version with new engines, the Avro RJX, was announced in 1997, but only two prototypes and one production aircraft were built before production ceased in 2001. With 387 aircraft produced, the Avro RJ/BAe 146 is the most successful British civil jet airliner programme; the BAe 146/Avro RJ is a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a T-tail. It has four turbofan engines mounted on pylons underneath the wings, has retractable tricycle landing gear; the aircraft has quiet operation, has been marketed under the name Whisperjet. It sees wide usage at city-based airports such as London City Airport. In its primary role, it serves as a regional jet, short-haul airliner, or regional airliner, while examples of the type are in use as private jets.
The BAe 146/Avro RJ is in wide use with several European-based carriers such as CityJet. The largest operator of the type, Swiss Global Air Lines, retired its last RJ100 in August 2017; the BAe 146 was produced in -200 and -300 models. The equivalent Avro RJ versions are designated RJ70, RJ85, RJ100; the freight-carrying version carries the designation "QT", a convertible passenger-or-freight model is designated as "QC". A "gravel kit" can be fitted to aircraft to enable operations from unprepared airstrips. In August 1973, Hawker Siddeley launched a new 70-seat regional airliner project, the HS.146, to fill the gap between turboprop-powered airliners such as the Hawker Siddeley HS.748 and the Fokker F.27 and small jet airliners such as the BAC One-Eleven and Boeing 737. The chosen configuration had a high wing and a T-tail to give good short-field performance, while the aircraft was to be powered by four 6,500 lbf thrust Avco Lycoming ALF 502H turbofan engines. There were several reasons. A major factor would have been that no manufacturer was producing a 13,000-lbf-thrust-class high-bypass ratio turbofan engine at the time.
The programme was launched with backing from the UK government, which agreed to contribute 50% of the development costs in return for a share of the revenues from each aircraft sold. In October 1974, all work on the project was halted as a result of the world economic downturn resulting from the 1973 oil crisis. Low-key development proceeded, in 1978, British Aerospace, Hawker Siddeley's corporate successor, relaunched the project. British Aerospace marketed the aircraft as a quiet, low-consumption, turbofan aircraft, which would be effective at replacing the previous generation of turboprop-powered feeder aircraft; the first order for the BAe 146 was placed by Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas in June 1981. Prior to the first flight, British Aerospace had forecast that the smaller 146-100 would outsell the 146-200 variant. By 1981, a large assembly line had been completed at British Aerospace's Hatfield site, the first completed aircraft flew that year followed by two more prototypes. Initial flight results showed climb performance.
In 1982, British Aerospace stated that the sale of a total 250 aircraft was necessary for the venture to break even. The BAe 146 received its Certificate of Airworthiness on 8 February 1983. Upon its launch into service, it was hailed as being "the world's quietest jetliner". Early production aircraft were built at Hatfield, a de Havilland factory; the Avro RJ family of aircraft was assembled at the Avro International BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Centre, at Woodford Aerodrome in Greater Manchester, England. Production of various sections of the aircraft was carried out at different BAE plants; the rear fuselage section was manufactured at BAE Systems' former Avro site at Chadderton, Greater Manchester. The centre fuselage section was manufactured at the Filton BAE site; the vertical stabilizer came from Brough, the engine pylons were made at Prestwick. The nose section was manufactured at Hatfield, where the assembly line for the early aircraft was located; some manufacturing was subcontracted outside the UK.
Due to the sales performance of the BAe 146, British Aerospace announced a development project in early 1991 to produce a new variant of the type, powered by two turbofan engines instead of four, offered to airlines as a regional jet aircraft. Dubbed the new regional aircraft, other proposed alterations from the BAe 146 included the adoption of a new enlarged wing and a lengthened fuselage. In 1993, the upgraded Avro RJ series superseded the BAe 146. Changes included the replacement of the original Lycoming ALF 502 turbofan engines by higher-thrust LF 507 turbofan engines, which were housed in redesigned nacelles; the Avro RJ series featured a modernised cockpit with EFIS replacing the analogue ADI, HSI, engine instrumentation. An arrangement between British Aerospace and Khazanah Nasional would have opened an Avro RJ production line in Malaysia, but this deal collapsed in 1997. In 2000, British Aerospace announced that it was to replace the Avro RJ series with a further-improved Avro RJX series.
Production of the Avro RJ ended with the final four aircraft being delivered in late 2003. British Ae
College Park, Georgia
College Park is a city in Fulton and Clayton Counties, United States, adjacent to the southern boundary of the city of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,942. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in the city's boundaries, the Georgia International Convention Center and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits; the city is home to the fourth largest urban historical district registered with the National Register of Historic Places in the state of Georgia. College Park is located on the border of Fulton and Clayton counties at 33°38′54″N 84°27′22″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles, of which 0.019 square miles, or 0.19%, is water. College Park's City Hall is 8 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. Interstate 85 passes through the city and merges with Interstate 285, the perimeter highway around Atlanta, for a short distance in the southern part of College Park. I-85 exits 69 through 72 and I-285 exits 60 and 62 are located within the College Park city limits.
The western part of Hartsfield–Jackson Airport, including its domestic terminal, occupies the eastern side of the city. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority provides heavy rail and bus services in College Park; the College Park Station is the primary station for College Park, located just south of Downtown, is the third busiest station in the MARTA Rail System, with a weekday average of 9,023 entries. It is serviced by both the Gold Line and the Red Line during the day, only the Gold Line after 9:00 PM; the following bus routes serve College Park: Route 82 - Camp Creek / Welcome All Route 84 - East Point/Camp Creek Route 89 - Old National Hwy./Union City Route 172 - Sylvan Road/Virginia Ave. Route 180 - Fairburn / Palmetto Route 181 - Buffington Rd./South Fulton P/R Route 189 - Flat Shoals Road/ Scofield Road Route 195 - Forest Parkway/Roosevelt Highway Route 196 - Church/Upper Riv./Mt. Zion The community that would become College Park was founded as Atlantic City in 1890 as a depot on the Atlanta and West Point Railroad.
The town was renamed Manchester when it was incorporated as a city in 1891. It was renamed again as the city of College Park in 1896; the city's name came from being the home of Georgia Military Academy. The east-west avenues in College Park are named for Ivy League colleges, the north-south streets are named for influential College Park residents; the history of College Park has been linked with what is now known as Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport — airport development having spurred several radical changes to the landscape of the municipality over the course of the 20th century. In 1966, a study funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development suggested that the introduction and expansion of jet aircraft travel would place the airport and surrounding communities, including College Park, into conflict. In the 1970s and 1980s, large swaths of property in College Park were purchased using information detailed in The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Noise Land Reuse Plan, which allowed the airport to apply for federal funding to purchase property deemed to be in so-called "noise land."
The 1985 Chuck Norris film Invasion U. S. A. was notoriously filmed in these abandoned portions of College Park. This site would in 2003, in part be home to the Georgia International Convention Center. In 1978, the College Park Historical Society was founded in order to combat proposed northward expansion of the airport. Between the 1980s and the early 2000s, as part of continued execution of the FAA noise abatement program, the City of Atlanta and the FAA purchased 320 acres of property adjacent to the west side of downtown College Park, resulting in a multitude of properties sitting abandoned for decades; the totality of these abandoned properties purchased between the 1970s and the 2000s have been described as a major player in shaping a negative public image of the city, second only to the perception of crime in the area. Although the Atlanta hip hop music scene in the 1980s and 1990s was credited to artists from nearby suburban Decatur, College Park and the adjacent city of East Point have been associated with artists and record producers from "SWATS", whom have contributed to the evolution of the southern hip hop genre over the course of the 2000s.
While the controversial process of gentrification started in the larger At
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an international airport 7 miles south of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is named after former Atlanta mayors William B. Maynard Jackson; the airport has 192 gates: 40 international. ATL has five parallel runways; the airport has international service within North America and to South America, Central America, Europe and Asia. As an international gateway to the United States, Hartsfield–Jackson ranks seventh. Many of the nearly one million flights are domestic flights. Atlanta has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 2000, by number of landings and take-offs every year since 2005 except 2014. Hartsfield–Jackson held its ranking as the world's busiest airport in 2012, both in passengers and number of flights, by accommodating 100 million passengers and 950,119 flights. In 2017, it remained the busiest airport in the world with 104 million passengers. Hartsfield–Jackson is the primary hub of Delta Air Lines, is a focus city for low-cost carriers Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
With just over 1,000 flights a day to 225 domestic and international destinations, the Delta hub is the world's largest hub. Delta Air Lines flew 75.4% of the airport's passengers in February 2016, Southwest flew 9.2%, American Airlines flew 2.5%. In addition to hosting Delta's corporate headquarters, Hartsfield–Jackson is the home of Delta's Technical Operations Center, the airline's primary maintenance and overhaul arm; the airport is in unincorporated areas of Fulton and Clayton counties, but it spills into the city limits of Atlanta, College Park, Hapeville. The airport's domestic terminal is served by MARTA's Red and Gold rail lines. Hartsfield–Jackson began with a five-year, rent-free lease on 287 acres, an abandoned auto racetrack named The Atlanta Speedway; the lease was signed on April 16, 1925, by Mayor Walter Sims, who committed the city to develop it into an airfield. As part of the agreement, the property was renamed Candler Field after its former owner, Coca-Cola tycoon and former Atlanta mayor Asa Candler.
The first flight into Candler Field was September 15, 1926, a Florida Airways mail plane flying from Jacksonville, Florida. In May 1928, Pitcairn Aviation began service followed in June 1930 by Delta Air Service; those two airlines, now known as Eastern Air Lines and Delta Air Lines would both use Atlanta as their chief hubs. The airport's weather station became the official location for Atlanta's weather observations September 1, 1928, records by the National Weather Service, it was a busy airport from its inception and at the end of 1930 it was third behind New York City and Chicago for regular daily flights with sixteen arriving and departing. Candler Field's first control tower opened March 1939; the March 1939 Official Aviation Guide shows fourteen weekday airline departures: ten Eastern and four Delta. In October 1940, the U. S. government declared it a military airfield and the United States Army Air Forces operated Atlanta Army Airfield jointly with Candler Field. The Air Force used the airport to service many types of transient combat aircraft.
During World War II the airport doubled in size and set a record of 1,700 takeoffs and landings in a single day, making it the nation's busiest in terms of flight operation. Atlanta Army Airfield closed after the war. In 1942 Candler Field was renamed Atlanta Municipal Airport and by 1948, more than one million passengers passed through a war surplus hangar that served as a terminal building. Delta and Eastern had extensive networks from ATL, though Atlanta had no nonstop flights beyond Texas, St Louis and Chicago until 1961. Southern Airways appeared at ATL after the war and had short-haul routes around the Southeast until 1979. In 1957 Atlanta saw its first jet airliner: a prototype Sud Aviation Caravelle, touring the country arrived from Washington D. C; the first scheduled turbine airliners were Capital Viscounts in June 1956. The first trans-Atlantic flight was the Delta/Pan Am interchange DC-8 to Europe via Washington starting in 1964. Nonstops to Europe started in 1978 and to Asia in 1992–93.
Atlanta claimed to be the country's busiest airport, with more than two million passengers passing through in 1957 and, between noon and 2 p.m. each day, it became the world's busiest airport. Chicago Midway had 414 weekday departures, including 48 between 12:00 and 2:00 PM. In 1957, Atlanta was the country's ninth-busiest airline airport by flight count and about the same by passenger count; that year work began on a $21 million terminal that opened May 3, 1961. It could handle over six million travelers a year. In March 1962 the longest runway was 7,860 feet. In 1971 the airport was named William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport after former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield, who had died that year; the name change took effect on February 28. Later
Delta Connection is a regional airline brand name for Delta Air Lines, under which a number of individually owned regional airlines operate short- and medium-haul routes. Delta's lone wholly owned regional airline, Endeavor Air resides under the Delta Connection banner. Mainline carriers use regional airlines to operate services in order to increase frequency, serve routes that would not sustain larger aircraft, or for other competitive reasons. Delta Connection was founded in 1984 as a means of expanding the Delta network to smaller markets via partnerships with regional airlines. Atlantic Southeast Airlines began Delta Connection service on March 1, 1984, from their hub in Atlanta, soon had a substantial presence at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. ASA was a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines under the Delta Connection, Inc. holding company from May 11, 1999, to September 7, 2005, when it was purchased by SkyWest, the parent company of SkyWest Airlines. Ransome Airlines operated Delta Connection flights from March 1, 1984 to June 1, 1986, when it was purchased by Pan Am.
Comair began Delta Connection service on September 1, 1984. In January 2000, Comair became a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Rio Airways operated Delta Connection flights from their hub in Dallas/Fort Worth from June 1, 1984 to December 14, 1986, when the airline declared bankruptcy. Business Express Airlines operated Delta Connection flights in the northeastern US and Canada from June 1, 1986 to March 15, 2000; the company was purchased by AMR Corporation in 1999 and integrated into the American Eagle Airlines system in 2000. Following the acquisition of Western Airlines by Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines, operating code share service flying as Western Express for Western, became a Delta Connection carrier in 1987. Trans States Airlines operated Delta Connection flights from March 1998 to March 31, 2000 from their focus cities in Boston and New York. On November 2, 2004, Atlantic Coast Airlines ended service as a Delta Connection Carrier. Atlantic Coast Airlines reinvented itself as a low fare carrier called Independence Air, based at Washington Dulles International Airport.
On December 22, 2004, Delta Air Lines announced that Republic Airways would order and operate 16 Embraer 170 aircraft under the Delta Connection banner. Since it has been announced that Republic Airways subsidiary Shuttle America would operate the flights; the initial flight took place on September 1, 2005. On May 4, 2005, Delta Air Lines announced that Mesa Air Group subsidiary Freedom Airlines would operate up to 30 Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft under the Delta Connection banner beginning in October 2005. Shortly after the announcement, the decision was made for Freedom Airlines to operate the Embraer ERJ 145 for Delta Connection instead of the CRJ. After a legal battle with Mesa Air Group and Freedom Airlines terminated their contract on September 1, 2010. On December 21, 2006, Delta announced that Big Sky Airlines would become a Delta Connection carrier, using eight Beechcraft 1900 turboprops out of Boston Logan International Airport. On March 1, 2007, it was announced that ExpressJet would operate 10 Embraer ERJ 145XR aircraft under the Delta Connection banner beginning in June 2007 on flights from Los Angeles International Airport.
It was announced that ExpressJet would operate an additional eight aircraft as Delta Connection. On July 3, 2008, Delta and ExpressJet announced that they had terminated their agreement and that ExpressJet operations as Delta Connection would end by September 1, 2008. On April 30, 2007, it was announced that Pinnacle Airlines would operate 16 Bombardier CRJ-900 under the Delta Connection banner starting in December 2007; the merger of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines meant that Northwest's regional brand, Northwest Airlink, would be merged into Delta Connection. The new Delta Connection would include the regional airlines from both the original Delta and Northwest. On November 8, 2008, Delta and Mesaba Airlines, a former owned regional subsidiary of Northwest Airlines that operated as Northwest Airlink, announced that the seven CRJ-900 aircraft operated by Freedom as well as eight new-order aircraft would be operated for Delta Connection beginning February 12, 2009. Citing cost reductions, Delta Air Lines sold former Northwest regional subsidiary Mesaba Airlines on July 1, 2010 to Pinnacle Airlines Corp. for $62 million.
Its headquarters were moved to Pinnacle's in Memphis on December 26, 2011. Mesaba merged its operations into Pinnacle on January 4, 2012; the same day, Trans States Holdings purchased Compass Airlines for $20.5 million. It has maintained both regional operations with the airlines as of January 1, 2012. Delta announced that it would add in-flight WiFi to 223 Delta Connection aircraft beginning in 2011. Regional carrier GoJet Airlines owned by Trans States Holdings, began operations from Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport to cities in the Midwest using 15 CRJ-700 aircraft on January 11, 2012. Following a merger between Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet, Delta Connection flights operated under the latter's name and ceased operations as ASA. All routes remained the same, but the flights began operating as ExpressJet beginning in 2012. On July 25, 2012, Delta announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Comair would cease all operations at midnight on September 28, 2012. On May 1, 2013, as a condition of exiting bankruptcy, Pinnacle Airlines became a subsidiary of Delta and was subsequently renamed Endeavor Air.
On December 31, 2014, Chautauqua operated its last flight for Delta Connection. All aircraft and crew & maintenance bases would be absorbed by the Shuttle America certificate; the conclusion of this service removed the last operating three seat