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Airlines

Name: XTRA AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: CIN
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: ELKO
Country: USA
Employees 177
Web: xtraairways.com
Email: chiefpilot@xtraairways.com
Telephone: +1 (208) 336-6668
Fax: +1 (208) 345-3646
Sita: EKODDXP
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
CIN-2005 1ST 6 MTHS STATS
CIN-2005-11 - 737-46B NEW NAME
CIN-2005-12-REBRAND
CIN-2006-02-AVION-A
CIN-2006-02-AVION-B
CIN-2006-02-AVION-C

FORMED IN 1987 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1989. FOUNDED AS CASINO EXPRESS (CIN). DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
800 West Idaho, Suite 304
Boise, NV 89801-2728, USA

NOVEMBER 1995: DIVISION OF T E M ENTERPRISES INC.

MAIN BASE: ELKO MUNICIPAL J C HARRIS FIELD, NEVADA (EKO).

TO 85 CITIES IN USA.

737'S HUSHKITTED TO STAGE 3 BY AVAERO.

JUNE 1997: 102 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

DECEMBER 1997: BEGAN SCHEDULED DALLAS - SHREVEPORT FLIGHTS.

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 133 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+5.8%), 89.7% LOAD FACTOR (LF), 82,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+6.5%).

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = -$2.66 MILLION (-$309,000).

FEBRUARY 1999: 1 737-282 (23043, N233TM), EX-TAP AIR PORTUGAL (TAP), FROM PLM INTERNATIONAL.

MARCH 1999: 2 737-282'S (23044; 23046), EX-(TAP), EX-(PLM).

APRIL 1999: 108 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 40 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.redlioncasino.com/ce2.htm). SITA: EKODDYP.

(mvonk@sierra.net).

JUNE 1999: TO OPERATE 737-282 FOR NEW START-UP, TAHOE AIR, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE TO LOS ANGELES (LAX), & SAN JOSE.

SUSPENDS OPERATIONS (SCHEDULED SERVICE BETWEEN DALLAS AND SHREVEPORT (DOWNTOWN).

NOVEMBER 1999: 737-282 (23043, N233TM), PAINTED "TAHOE AIR" WITH TAIL SHOWING SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, 110 PAX. REPLACED BY 737-200, LORAIR (LOI), ARIZONA, WET-LEASED.

1998 = -$848,000 (-$2.7 MILLION).

CEASES OPERATIONS FOR TAHOE AIR, WHO WENT OUT OF BUSINESS.

DECEMBER 1999: NEXT MONTH, BELLINGHAM - RENO, VICTORIA - RENO. IN 2000-02, VICTORIA - LAS VEGAS. IN 2000-04, KELOWNA - RENO.

APRIL 2000: 108 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FC, & 40 CA).

JULY 2000: 1999 = -$4 MILLION (-$848,000): 327 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+7.8%); 82.8% LF LOAD FACTOR; 243,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+18.5%); 108 EMPLOYEES;

SEPTEMBER 2000: 737-2H4 (20336) & 737-214 (20156) PARTED OUT.

NOVEMBER 2000: USA CHARTER COMPANY flightserve.com, $7.5 MILLION CONTRACT TO CASINO EXPRESS AIRLINES (CIN) TO CHARTER A MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE-BASED, 737-200, TO PROVIDE AIRLIFT FOR CASINO (CIN) IN MISSISSIPPI, PLUS WEEKLY FLIGHTS TO CANCUN, MEXICO, FOR TOUR OPERATOR VACATION EXPRESS.

DECEMBER 2000: NEXT MONTH, PUBLIC CHARTERS FOR AIR LAUGHLIN, FROM BULLHEAD CITY TO BURBANK, SAN JOSE, ONTARIO, AND PHOENIX.

JANUARY 2001: SUSPENDED OPERATIONS. BY MID 2001, RESUMED OPERATIONS WITH SANTA MARIA - LAS VEGAS, FOR PACIFIC SKYWAY.

JULY 2001: 1 737-200 FOR flightserv.com CONTRACT, TO PROVIDE CHARTERS FOR VACATION EXPRESS, FROM LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

July 2002: 2001 = -$2 Million: 253 Million (RPK) (-37%); 70.7% LF load factor; 204,000 passengers (PAX) (-25.8%); 134 employees.

July 2003: 108 employees. SITA: EKODDYP.

(http://www.casinoexpressairlines.com).

2002 = 233 Million (RPK) traffic (-25.9%); 71.2% LF load factor; 169,000 passengers (PAX) (-30.9%).

July 2004: 2003 = -$433,000 (-$3.91 Million): 250 Million (RPK) (-8.1%); 77.4% LF load factor; 169,000 passengers (PAX) (-12.9%).

August 2005: (http://www.casinoexpressairlines.com).

(jfasselin@redlioncasino.com).

October 2005: 1st 9 months = Passenger traffic 104.21 Million (RPM) traffic; 100,000 passengers (-5.7%); 76.8% LF.

December 2005: Casino Express (CIN) has been acquired on a management buy out in partnership with the Avion Group of Iceland (who owns Air Atlanta Icelandic (AID)). Changes name from "Casino Express Airlines" to "Xtra Airways."

2 737-282's (23044; 23046), sold to Chanchangi Airlines (CGI). Acquires 4 737-400's including 737-429 (25729, N44XA) & 737-46B (24573, N41XA), both Air Atlanta Icelandic (AID) leased and 1 737-86N (33003, G-XLAG), Excel Airways (SBE) wet-leased for winter.

February 2006: 737-4S3 (24796, N43XA), Triton (TIA) leased.

August 2006: Avion will lease three or four airplanes operated by Excel Airways (SBE) of the UK to Xtra Airways (CIN) of Nevada during the winter schedule.

October 2006: Xtra Airways (CIN) will begin charter service from Gary International Airport near Chicago on behalf of Sky Value from December 1st. Using a 737-800, the airline will operate services to Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and St Petersburg.

November 2006: 2 737-8Q8s (30702, G-XLAI; 30703, G-XLAJ), XL Airways (SBE) leased.

December 2006: Xtra Airways (CIN) operates domestic and international casino, jet airplane charters from Elko, Nevada for the Red Lion Inn and Casino.

(IATA) Code: XP - 615. (ICAO) Code: CXP (Callsign - RUBY MOUNTAIN).

SITA Code: EKODDXP. EKODDYP.

Owners/Shareholders: Tod McClaskey Division of T E M Enterprises Inc(81%); & Avion Group (AID).

Owns: Air Laughlin.

Main Base: Elko Airport (EKO).

737-800 (N42XA) wet-leased to Western (WAL) (http://www.iflywestern.com) - see photo. 737-81Q (29052, G-XLAD), XL Airways (SBE) leased. 737-800, wet-leased to SkyValue USA (SKV) for startup of operations.

December 2006: 737-429 (25729, N42XA), wet-leased to Western (WAL).

February 2007: 1st 757-2YOER (G-VKNA), XL Airways (SBE) wet-leased.

April 2007: Xtra Airways (CIN) has 2 pilots (FC) on furlough status.

737-8Q8 (30702), and 737-86N (33003), returned to XL Airways (SBE).

September 2007: Hired 9 pilots (FC) in August.

December 2007: Xtra Airways (CIN) is currently accepting Flight Crew (FC) resumes. The carrier expects to hire again in 2008.

April 2008: 737-8Q8 (28218), returned to XL Airways (SBE).

September 2008: Xtra Airways (CIN) has 3 pilots (FC) on furlough status.

December 2009: 737-4Q8 (26279, N279AD), (AWW) leased, ex-(SX-BGS).

April 2010: 737-4Q8 (25105, N772AS), (AWAS) (AWW) leased. 1 order 737-322 (24670, N188AQ), Automatic leased, ex-(PR-GLM).

February 2011: Xtra Airways (CIN) is currently not hiring any flight crew (FC).

January 2012: Xtra Airways (CIN) is accepting Flight Crew (FC) pilot resumes. (CIN) opened a new base in Ontario, California last month. See FltOps.com and FAPA.aero.

737-4Q8 (25109, N416BC), Boeing (TBC) leased, ex-(JY-SOA).

April 2012: Bahamasair (BAH) will wet-lease a 737-400 from Xtra Airways (CIN) to take over several leisure routes between the USA and Freeport International (FPO) from Vision Airlines.

October 2012: The USA Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a $300,000 fine to Xtra Airways (CIN) for violating passenger protection regulations. According to the (DOT), the Boise, Idaho-based (CIN) was one of several carriers operating flights for Myrtle Beach, Direct Air (MBD) & Tours. Direct Air (MBD) ceased operating in March, and failed to pay Xtra Airways (CIN) for operating flights that departed “on or after March 3.”

The (DOT)’s Aviation enforcement Office said Xtra Airways (CIN) violated regulations that require carriers to be paid prior to operating a public charter flight and prohibiting the cancellation of such flights less than <10 days prior to their scheduled departure times.

Passengers were unable to receive the service they paid Direct Air (MBD) for when (CIN) refused to honor the scheduled flights for Direct Air (MBD). “Airline passengers should not have to worry about last-minute charter flight cancellations or being stranded in the middle of their trips,” said USA Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. “Our rules were put into place to protect passengers’ rights, and we will continue to take enforcement action against airlines and charter operators when they violate those rules.”

The (DOT) issued a similar fine in July to World Atlantic Airlines (WLL) for payment disputes with Direct Air (MBD).

Xtra Airways (CIN) is not hiring pilots (flight crew).

See FAPA.aero: Pilot Career Conferences & Job Fairs

...For Future & Active Pilots (FC).

November 2012: Cal Jet Air, operated by XTRA Airways (CIN), will offer 9X-weekly service to Mazatlan from Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Los Angeles and Oakland, California between January 9 - April 9.

December 2012: The USA Department of Transportation issued a $50,000 penalty to Vision Airlines (VIS) as the result of the sudden shutdown of public charter operator Direct Air (MBD) in March.

Direct Air (MBD)’s shutdown forced several of the carriers it had charter agreements with to cancel the remaining flights they were scheduled to fly. Vision Airlines (VIS) violated the department’s regulations prohibiting the cancellation of public charter flights less than 10 days before their scheduled departure.

(VIS) is the third carrier to receive a fine related to the shutdown of DirectAir (MBD). Xtra Airways (CIN) and World Atlantic Airline (WLL) received similar fines early this year, and the department recently introduced new rules regulating public charter flights in November.

January 2013: Cal Jet Air launched services to a new winter sun destination, Mazatlán (MZT) in Mexico from five USA cities. Seasonal services from San Antonio (SAT), Los Angeles (LAX), Denver (DEN), Oakland (OAK) and Houston (IAH) to the coastal city located in western Mexico are operated in collaboration with Xtra Airways (CIN) using 737-400s and are scheduled to terminate in April 2013.

September 2013: FAPA . . . Future & Active Pilot Advisors.

See FAPA.aero: Pilot (FC) Career Conferences & Job Fairs

Note: The next Pilot Job Fair will be held in Chicago next month.

According to FAPA.aero, Xtra Airways (CIN) is not hiring pilots (FC) at this time.

August 2014: 737-484 (25313, N353AS), ex-(HS-RCA), AerSale leased.

August 2016: 737-86J (30881, N881XA), ex-(PH-CDG) AerSale leased, painted in special "Hilary Clinton - Stronger Together" titles, - - Unfortunately "Out-Trumped!"

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
CIN-737-200
CIN-737-400 - XTRA
CIN-737-429-WAL LEASE
CIN-737-86N

December 2016:

0 737-214 (JT8D HK) (181-20156, /69 55 61), EX-(PSA), ST (GNE) 2005-01.

0 737-2H4 (JT8D HK) (239-20336, /71 64 67), EX-(SWA), PARTED OUT 2000-09.

0 737-2K9 (JT8D-15A HK) (1176-23404, /85 N222TM), (TBC) LSD 2002-03. RTND. 122Y.

0 737-282 (JT8D-17A HK) (972-23043, /83 N233TM; 973-23044, /83 "RED LION-1" N344TM; 981-23046, /83 N789TM), EX-(TAP), 23043 WET-LST AIR LAUGHLIN 2001-01. 23043 RTND, LST (LAM) 2005-06. 23044; 23046; ST (CGI) 2005-12. 122Y.

0 737-322 (CFM56-3) (1909-24670, N188AQ), AUTOMATIC LSD 2010-06. RTND.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3) (2210-25168, /92 N44XA), (AID) WET-LSD 2005-12. RTND.

2 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2221-26279, /92 N279AD, 2009-12; 2505-25105, /93 N772AS, 2010-04), (AWA) LSD. EX-(SX-BGS) 2012-03. 12F, 138Y.

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2561-25109, /93 N416BC), EX-(JY-SOA), BOEING (TBC) LSD 2012-01. 12F, 138Y.

1 737-4S3 (CFM56-3C1) (1887-24796, /90 N43XA), (TIA) LSD 2006-02. WET-LST (BAH) 2014-05. 12F, 138Y.

1 737-429 (CFM56-3C1) (2217-25729, /92 N42XA - SEE PHOTO), EX-(ISF), (AID) WET-LSD 2005-12. WET-LST (WAL) 2006-12. 12F, 138Y.

0 737-46B (CFM56-3) (1844-24573, N41XA), EX-(SBE), (AID) WET-LSD 2005-12. ST (KEL) 2007-12. 170Y.

1 737-484 (25313, N353AS), ex-(HS-RCA), AERSALE LSD 2014-08.

0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B) (160-28218, G-XLAB), RTND 2008-04.

0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B) (1953-30702, G-XLAI; 1964-30703, G-XLAJ), (SBE) LSD 2006-11. 30702; RTND 2007-04.

1 737-800 (CFM56-7B) (N42XA - SEE PHOTO), WET-LST (WAL) 2007-01.

0 737-81Q (CFM56-7B) (557-29052, G-XLAD), (SBE) LSD 2006-12. RTND.

1 737-86J (CFM56-7B) (30881, N881XA "HILARY CLINTON - STRONGER TOGETHER"), 2016-08.

0 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (1121-33003, G-XLAG), (SBE) WET-LSD 2005-12. RTND (SBE) 2006-05. RTND (SBE) 2007-04. 189Y.

0 757-2YOER (G-VKNA - SEE PHOTO), (SBE) WET-LSD 2007-02. RTND.

Management:
(definitions)

MS LISA DUNN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

JOHN JETTE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).

BUD PHILLIPS, GENERAL MANAGER.

ARTHUR MOSES, GENERAL MANAGER.

RON BURKE, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

MARVIN MORRILL, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

BILL PORTER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

 
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