Archive for October, 2014

DOT Awards EAS Contract for Fort Dodge, IA to Air Choice One

St. Louis, MO October 27, 2014 – The Department of Transportation awarded a 2 year EAS contract to St. Louis based airline, Air Choice One, to start serving Fort Dodge Iowa Regional Airport. Air Choice One is very excited with the decision. The Company has doubled in size in the year 2014 with this DOT decision. Air Choice One will begin service in early 2015 (exact date yet to be determined).

Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO, commented “We are very happy with the decision of the DOT and are proud to serve three airports within Iowa! As always, we are eager to introduce Fort Dodge to Air Choice One’s dependable service. We hope the Fort Dodge community and the surrounding communities will once again come out and support their local airport. Thank you to all of those throughout the community that have supported our effort to restore first class service.”

The air carrier has established EAS contracts in Burlington IA, Decatur IL, Ironwood MI, Jonesboro AR, and Mason City IA (service starts November 17, 2014). Air Choice One operates two hubs, one located at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and a second located at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Fort Dodge’s commercial air service will be provided on the Cessna Grand Caravan, a top of the line turbine powered aircraft which offers plush leather seating and spacious leg room. Collectively, Air Choice One has grown their EAS cities 573%+ (from FY 09/10 – FY 13/14) and continues to seek opportunities to expand their air service throughout the Midwest.

More information will be released in the following weeks, including Air Choice One’s fare structure and flight schedule for the new service city.

Air Choice One was founded in 1979 and is a family owned and operated organization. For further information visit www.airchoiceone.com.

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All Flights to Original Routes & Flight Times After Chicago Center Fire

The Flight Operations Department at Air Choice One is happy to announce on Monday, October 13, 2014 all flights will be returning to their regular scheduled destinations and flight times. Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding through this difficult event.

  • The FAA has been working 24/7 to install a new network of almost 10 miles of communication and radar wires throughout the entire Chicago Center. This installation has now been completed at the midpoint of this week (10/8/14).
  • The FAA is going to be launching test flights in and out of the Chicago Center (ZAU) controlling sectors to test the aircraft tracking and communication abilities with the new wires.
  • Overnight Sunday, 10/12 into early morning Monday, 10/13 the FAA will transfer radar and communication services back to Chicago Center (ZAU) for all Air Choice One Flights.

Air Choice One Flight Operations has strategically integrated crews and aircraft with our modified operations schedule (current schedule) so that there may be a seamless transition Sunday night into Monday morning back to our original schedule with flights in and out of ORD from BRL/DEC. Again, we would like to thank all of our passengers and crews for their understanding through this tribulation.

For Booking Information please visit AirChoiceOne.com or call 866-435-9847.

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