EXPRESSJET AIRLINES CELEBRATES FLIGHTS FROM LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
START OF EXPRESSJET NON-STOP SERVICE BRINGS SEVERAL NEW DESTINATIONS TO NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS AND VACATION TRAVELERS
NEW ORLEANS, May 14, 2007—New Orleans travelers now have service to six new non-stop destinations—San Antonio, Jacksonville, Fla., Austin, Birmingham, Kansas City, and Raleigh-Durham as well as one-stop service to Tucson.
“The entrance of ExpressJet has improved MSY’s ability to meet the needs of this growing market. We see demand for non-stop flights continuing to climb,” stated Sean Hunter, Interim Director of Aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Making it easier for business and leisure travelers to come to New Orleans helps drive the local economy. In addition, ExpressJet has created new jobs and made significant investments in airport facilities and equipment.
Jim Ream, ExpressJet President and CEO, said that ExpressJet branded service aims to save travelers time by eliminating layovers in crowded hubs. “We intend to deliver our customers more convenience and more service in growing cities like New Orleans with populations that are the right size for our 50-seat aircraft,” Ream said.
Announcing details of the ExpressJet frequent flyer program, Ream said the JetSetsm program, “rewards our customers for how often they fly, not how far they go.” ExpressJet customers earn one roundtrip ticket to any destination ExpressJet serves for every eight roundtrips, or 16 one-way tickets, within a 24-month period.*
As a special introduction to the ExpressJet brand of flying, a limited-time JetSet promotion rewards flyers who fly using four roundtrip or eight one-way tickets between now and September 30, 2007 with one free roundtrip ticket to any destination ExpressJet serves.**
Flying a young fleet of fuel-efficient Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft configured with no middle seats, ExpressJet gives every customer an assigned seat and provides one-stop service that does not require changing planes.
To make boarding easier, ExpressJet also offers valet carry-on baggage service. Ream said ExpressJet upgraded in-flight entertainment with more than 100 channels of free XM® Satellite Radio, complimentary recognized name-brand snacks with full service meal options on longer flights, and redesigned, memory foam leather seating.
ExpressJet schedules and fares are now available for sale through most distribution channels for service from New Orleans to the following markets:
JAX Jacksonville, FL April 30
SAT San Antonio, TX April 30
AUS Austin, TX May 14
BHM Birmingham, AL May 14
MCI Kansas City, MO May 14
RDU Raleigh-Durham, NC May 14
TUS Tucson, AZ May 14
Booking and updated flight information is available through most travelers’ preferred providers including travel agencies, online distributors and at www.xjet.com.
ExpressJet Holdings operates numerous divisions designed to leverage its management experience, efficiencies and economies of scale present in its subsidiaries, including ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Services, LLC. ExpressJet Airlines serves over 150 destinations in North America with more than 1,200 departures per day. Operations include capacity purchase and pro-rate agreements for mainline carriers; providing clients customized 50-seat charter options; training services through its world-class facility in Houston, Texas; and branded flying, providing non-stop service to markets concentrated in the West, Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. ExpressJet Services is the North American partner to three major European original equipment manufacturers and provides composite, sheet metal, interior and thrust reverser repairs throughout five facilities in the United States.
For more information, visit www.expressjet.com.
* See www.xjet.com for complete details of the JetSet frequent flyer program.
**Those traveling on the JetSet free ticket are responsible for paying the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10.00 for each free ticket they earn.