US turboprop operator Gulfstream International Airlines has expanded its codesharing relationship with United Airlines to include flights from the Florida destinations of Tallahassee and Pensacola to Orlando and Tampa.
The flights are part of a codeshare agreement Gulfstream has with Continental Airlines. Continental now has an extensive US domestic codesharing relationship with United, and a Gulfstream spokesman explains all of Gulfstream's Florida Continental Connection routes now also carry the United code. Gulfstream has long-standing codesharing relationships with both Continental and United.
All of the routes from Tallahassee and Pensacola to Orlando and Tampa are operated with Raytheon Beech 1900D turboprops.
The US FAA in May 2009 levied a $1.3 million fine against Gulfstream, alleging the carrier improperly scheduled flight crew duty time and installed unapproved components on its aircraft.
FAA discovered the unapproved parts during a June 2008 inspection, and following the inspection the aircraft were grounded for parts replacement.
In its latest quarterly filing with US regulators, Gulfstream says it is in a settlement process with the FAA, and it has submitted information and supporting documentation to demonstrate certain alleged violations did not occur.