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Encyclopedia > Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
IATA
EV
ICAO
ASQ
Callsign
FUELMAN
Founded 1979
Hubs Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport
Focus cities Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport
Frequent flyer program SkyMiles
Member lounge Crown Room Club
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 156
Destinations 127
Parent company SkyWest, Inc.
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Key people Bryan LaBrecque
(President / COO)
Website: http://www.flyasa.com

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) is an American airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 150 destinations as a Delta Connection carrier. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. All flights are operated as Delta flights numbered 4083-4932. ASA operates nearly 900 flights each day from its hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). ASA opened up a focus city at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in December 2006, and also operates from Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though they opened in base in 2006, according to the airline forum Airliners.net, the LAX base will close in June 2007.[1] Image File history File links AtlanticSoutheastAirlinesLogo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, or simply Hartsfield, is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering ten carriers from three continents, with six pending members. ... SkyWest, Inc. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Delta Connection is the name under which seven regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... SkyWest, Inc. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, or simply Hartsfield, is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

Contents

History

The airline was established in March 1979 and started operations in June 1979. In 1999 Delta Air Lines increased its stake in Atlantic Southeast Airlines from 28% to 100%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...


Over the years, ASA's ICAO identifier changed from ASE to CAA to ACY to ASQ.[citation needed]


The initial stock offering was completed on July 21, 1982. July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 1, 1983 the company acquired Southeastern Airlines. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 1, 1984 joined the Delta Connection Program as one of the first regional partners May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ...


The company was named 'Regional Airline of the Year' by Air Transport World im Janurary of 1987.


Initiated jet service with introduction of BAe 146 aircraft on December 1, 1995. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


October 1, 1997 the company inaugurated Canadair Regional jet service from Atlanta Hub October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 8, 1998 the company was honored as one of the global aviation and aerospace industry's best managed companies by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Science & technology magazines ...


Delta Air Lines, acquired the company on March 22, 1999 with operations under Delta beginning on May 11 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


On March 12, 1999 the company was incorporated as Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. with headquarters established in Atlanta. June 27 saw the start of operations with one 19-passenger Twin Otter aircraft between Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia. The callsign, Candler, was derived from the last name of a former mayor of Atlanta and Coca-Cola Company founder, Asa Candler, who originally owned the property that became Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "Candler" was chosen as a play on words when Acey became temporarily unavailable.[citation needed] March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is the most successful aircraft program in Canadas history. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 _ March 12, 1929) was business tycoon who made most of his money selling Coca-Cola. ...


2000


March 29 Joined with Delta Connection partner Comair in announcing industry's largest regional jet order


May 1 Inaugurated Canadair regional jet service from Dallas/Fort Worth hub


June 1 Inaugurated first international service with flights to Toronto, Canada, from Atlanta.


2001


May 1 ASA President Skip Barnette named 2000 Commuter/Regional Airline News Regional Airline Executive of the year


December 9 Carried 2002 Olympic Flame between Miami and Mobile, Ala., as part of Delta's sponsorship of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.


2002


January 29 Received first Delta Connection 70-seat CRJ700 aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace


April 7 Inaugurated first 70-seat CRJ700 service from Atlanta hub


September 1 Began service to 100th airport - Cincinnati, Ohio


2003


April 6 Completed single-largest expansion in company history with 47 new ASA flights in one day at Dallas/Fort Worth. Also started first-ever service to West Coast with new CRJ700 flights to Ontario, Calif. from Salt Lake City.


June 2 Received ASA's 100th CRJ from Bombardier Aerospace


2004


June 17 Celebrated 25th anniversary of passenger service with delivery of a special-edition CRJ700 from Bombardier Aerospace


2005 On August 15, 2005, Delta announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell ASA to SkyWest, Inc. for $425 million, and on September 8, 2005, SkyWest announced that the acquisition had been completed, and that the codeshares and flying would commence that night. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SkyWest, Inc. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ASA is acquired by SkyWest, Inc. on September 8, 2005 September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006


Acey replaced Candler as ASA's callsign on March 15, 2006. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On June 1, 2006, ASA filed with the US Department of Transportation for an exemption to begin service from Los Angeles International Airport to nine Mexican destinations under the Delta Connection brand. This service is contingent on US as well as Mexican government approvals. ASA also announced the opening of a Los Angeles crew base on December 1, 2006, to support the expanded west coast operations. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... Delta Connection is the name under which seven regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


ASA begin operations at its new Los Angeles focus city on December 15, 2006. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On December 20, 2006, Skywest Inc. has announced that 8 Comair CRJ-700 aircraft will be transferred to Atlantic Southeast Airlines and will be operated out of Delta's Cincinnati hub beginning in January, 2007. This follows a request for proposal put out by Delta Air Lines aiming to reduce costs of its Delta Connection service. December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...


ASA had the lowest rate of on-time performance, and the worst rate of mishandled bagage among all 19 US air carriers reporting to the US Department of Transportation for the full-year 2006.[2] The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ...


2007


At March 2007 the airline has 5,908 employees.[3] 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Changes planned for 2007 include a June closing of the Los Angeles International Airport crew base and Delta taking over ASA's ground operations in Atlanta. ASA was the last Delta Connection carrier in Atlanta to handle its own ground operations.


Destinations

Further information: Atlantic Southeast Airlines destinations

This is a list of airports that Atlantic Southeast Airlines flies to (as of June 2007): // Ontario Ottawa (Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport) Toronto (Toronto Pearson International Airport) Quebec Montreal (Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport) Guanajuato León (Del Bajío International Airport) Jalisco Guadalajara (Don Miguel Hidalgo...

Fleet

The Atlantic Southeast Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 2007):[3] 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) fleet
Type Number Equip. Code
ATR 72-210 12 AT7
Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200ER 112 CRJ
Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700ER 38 CR7

In March 2006, the average age of Atlantic Southeast Airlines fleet is 4.8 years.[4] The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a regional airliner manufactured by Bombardier based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ...


Previous aircraft

Embraer Brasilia aircraft were retired from service in 2003, and aircraft that have not been sold are in storage at Hot Springs, Arkansas. The airline operated: Sign from the city limits. ...

EMB110 Bandeirante The Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (pioneer in Portuguese) is a general purpose 15-21 passenger twin-turboprop light transport aircraft suitable for military and civil duties. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ... The Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner, produced by Embraer. ...

Incidents and accidents

Nickname: Gateway to the Golden Isles Location in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia County Glynn Mayor Bryan Thompson (R) Area    - City 65. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Tower John Goodwin Tower (September 29, 1925 – April 5, 1991) was the first Republican United States senator from Texas since the Reconstruction after the Civil War. ... Manley Lanier Sonny Carter, Jr. ... Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 was a flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport which crashed near Carrollton, Georgia on August 21, 1995, killing 9 (officially 8) of the 29 people onboard. ... Panoramic of Carrollton circa 1912. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

References


  Results from FactBites:
 
Atlantic Southeast Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (548 words)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (IATA: EV, ICAO: ASQ, and Callsign: Acey) is an airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 150 destinations as a Delta Connection carrier.
The airline was established in March 1979 and started operations in June 1979.
Atlantic Southeast Airline's former callsign, Candler, is derived from the last name of a former mayor of Atlanta and Coca-Cola Company founder, Asa Candler, who originally owned the property that became Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Delta Connection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) formerly was a fully-owned subsidary of Delta Air Lines, but recently was sold to SkyWest airlines, one of the feeder carriers for Delta Connection.
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) began Delta Connection service on March 1, 1984, from the Atlanta hub, with a substantial later 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, Inc.
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