- operated from Trenton
- also will be cut.
which is owned by investment funds organized by Wexford Management, operates a
fleet of Saab 340 turboprops under a codeshare with
US Airways Express. By dropping service to these cities, Shuttle America
will effectively reduce its destinations by over a third.
CEO Scott Durgin says Shuttle America’s
marketing arrangement with US Airways has not changed. “The markets that we’re
vacating, with the exception of Bedford
are not sustaining financial return levels that we can continue to endure.
“Bedford-Trenton was sustaining itself but we chose to pull
down that level of flying because it doesn’t meet the strategic needs of US
Airways, and we want to maintain a [certain] level of flying in Pittsburgh
Durgin says Shuttle America
is now looking at “redeploying our assets into other markets” on behalf of US
Airways. He stresses that the carrier has no intention of reducing its fleet.
A US Airways spokeswoman says the mainline carrier is
“actively exploring our options to cover the service [vacated by Shuttle America]
with other US Airways Express carriers”.