Air Choice One Proposes Air Service Renewal Options to Jonesboro, AR

St. Louis, MO: September 18, 2017 – Air Choice One, a St. Louis based airline, announced that the carrier has submitted a proposal to provide Essential Air Service to the U.S. Department of Transportation for renewal in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Air Choice One has submitted the airline’s proposal to the government under the Essential Air Service Program which provides communities throughout the United States with air service to connect smaller cities to the national air transportation network. With their continued growth, Air Choice One is looking to offer the Jonesboro community flights to St. Louis and New Orleans. Air Choice One started service in Jonesboro in February 2012.

“Since Air Choice One began our partnership in Jonesboro in 2012, we’ve demonstrated our ability to provide reliable, convenient air service to the community and have experienced dramatic growth in the market averaging over 9,500 passengers per year. . We are excited for the opportunity to not only continue our service to the Jonesboro community, but also to offer the region access to locations such as St. Louis and New Orleans that are great destinations for vacation and travel, but are also connecting hubs to the national air transportation network,” said Shane Storz, CEO of Air Choice One. “Air Choice One is committed to delivering these same dramatic increases and sustaining these numbers over time, as well as continuing our support of the Jonesboro community and non-profits. We believe in Jonesboro and are looking forward to continuing our focus on sustained growth in the market and advocacy for the Jonesboro community.”

The Air Choice One proposal includes weekday and weekend service of 18 total round trips per week, utilizing a Beechcraft 1900 and Cessna Grand Caravan. Both planes feature plenty of legroom, expanded storage/luggage capacity and an air-conditioned/heated cabin for passenger comfort.

About Air Choice One

Based in St. Louis, MO, Air Choice One was launched as a scheduled airline serving to hard-to-reach communities, and supports their economic development by increasing business productivity while enhancing the travel experience for business and leisure travelers alike. Air Choice One markets enjoy the benefits of efficient, scheduled airline service into larger cities, like St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis packaged in a “First-Class” service and seating format. Air Choice One’s goal is to deliver the highest quality and reliability in scheduled commercial air service.
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Air Choice One Donates $1,000 to Jonesboro’s Cityyouth Ministries

St. Louis, MO: August 7, 2017 – After a month long contest on the Air Choice One Facebook page, a local Jonesboro non-profit was chosen as the winner of the airline’s first $1,000 giveaway. On August 1, Air Choice One presented Jonesboro’s CityYouth Ministries with the check for $1,000 and was given a tour of the CityYouth Ministries facility. The Air Choice One charity program was created by the company to bring awareness to charities in each of their markets and to further their Mission of Service.

“It’s important to us as an organization to give back to our markets and to get the community involved,” said Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO. “This was our first charity contest and it was exciting to see the feedback and shares from folks in the community. We had thousands of people vote and share the contest and we can’t wait to host a charity contest in each of our markets. Over 5,000 people voted for CityYouth, it was incredible to see the community join together to support these wonderful nonprofits.”

On hand at the check presentation was Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO, Denise Snider, CityYouth Ministries Executive Director, Darlene Storz, Air Choice One Chairman of the Board, Randy Reynolds, CityYouth Ministries President, Mark Young, Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce President, George Jackson, Airport Director Jonesboro Municipal Airport, and Cari White, Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Vice President and COO.

Other Jonesboro nonprofits that were in the running included CASA 2nd Judicial District-Arkansas, Family Crisis Center, Inc., Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Out of the Dark Inc. and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro.

The next check stop for Air Choice One is in Decatur, IL and Burlington, IA. Voting for those markets ended on July 30th and the charity winners will be announced in the upcoming month.

About Air Choice One

Based in St. Louis, MO, Air Choice One was launched as a scheduled airline serving to hard-to-reach communities, and supports their economic development by increasing business productivity while enhancing the travel experience for business and leisure travelers alike. Air Choice One markets enjoy the benefits of efficient, scheduled airline service into larger cities, like St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis packaged in a “First-Class” service and seating format. Air Choice One’s goal is to deliver the highest quality and reliability in scheduled commercial air service.

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Air Choice One Proposes Air Service Options to Greenville, Mississippi

St. Louis, MO: April 18, 2017 – Air Choice One, a St. Louis based airline, announced that the carrier has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation to connect Greenville, Mississippi to Dallas Fort Worth, TX; New Orleans, LA; and Memphis, TN. If approved by the D.O.T., the new proposed air links will provide Greenville with hubs in Dallas, New Orleans and Memphis.

Air Choice One has submitted the airline’s proposal to the government under the Essential Air Service Program which provides communities throughout the United States with air service to connect smaller cities to the national air transportation network. With their continued growth, Air Choice One is looking to offer the Greenville North/South and East/West Connections, as well as expanded access to the Mid-Delta region.

“We are excited for the opportunity to not only bring our service to the Greenville community, but to offer the region access to locations with such rich heritage, like Dallas Forth Worth, New Orleans and Memphis,” said Shane Storz, CEO of Air Choice One. “Our proposal will give the best access to the national transportation system for the communities, and at reasonable prices with optimal convenience. We know that having access to a dedicated air carrier is critical to having scheduled airline service in the future. We have proven our strategy works in similar communities, including Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jackson, Tennessee , and Ironwood, Michigan .” Air Choice One is committed to delivering these same dramatic increases and sustaining these numbers over time.

The Air Choice One proposal includes weekday and weekend service of 18 total round trips per week, per city, utilizing a Beechcraft 1900 and Cessna Grand Caravan. Both planes feature lots of leg room, expanded storage/luggage capacity and an air-conditioned/heated cabin for passenger comfort.
If the Air Choice One proposal is accepted, service in Greenville will begin by the end of 2017.

About Air Choice One

Based in St. Louis, MO, Air Choice One was launched as a scheduled airline serving to hard-to-reach communities, and supports their economic development by increasing business productivity while enhancing the travel experience for business and leisure travelers alike. Air Choice One markets enjoy the benefits of efficient, scheduled airline service into larger cities, like St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis packaged in a “First-Class” service and seating format. Air Choice One’s goal is to deliver the highest quality and reliability in scheduled commercial air service.

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Air Choice One takes delivery of $2.7 million next generation Cessna Caravan

St. Louis, MO: March 23, 2017 – In a move to enhance their fleet, service and expand markets, Air Choice One has taken delivery of a new Cessna Caravan 208B-EX in St. Louis, MO. In an inaugural flight, Air Choice One CEO, Shane Storz, flew the new craft from their headquarters in Witchita, KS to St. Louis on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. This is the 4th plane Air Choice One has purchased from Textron, with a price tag of $2.7 million. This 8-passenger seat plane will be placed in the current route system, flying in and out of St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis.

“This new air craft is a perfect fit for the markets we serve and has a high reliable dispatch rate,” said Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO. “At Air Choice One, we have a commitment to, investment in, and creation of a next-generation regional airline that ensures smaller cities maintain connectivity with the national air transportation system and global economy, as well as restore service on local commuter routes with proven demand that have been abandoned by large carriers,” said Storz. “It is our mission to provide the best service not only for our customers, but also for these markets and cities.”

In the past 25+ years, more than 2,700 Cessna Caravans have been delivered to customers across the world. Cessna has continuously enhanced the Caravan and the “Cessna Caravan EX” version delivered to Air Choice One is equipped with a larger PT-6 turboprop engine that provides increased payload capability, faster rate of climb and higher cruise speeds.

The new aircraft is equipped with the all-glass Garmin G1000 avionics suite incorporating Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), which includes topographical displays of terrain, visualization of other air traffic, and real-time data from both aircraft and engine that improves situational awareness and trend monitoring to facilitate pre-emptive maintenance that reduces flight delays and cancellations attributable to mechanical issues. The advanced capabilities of the Garmin 100 include higher flight completion rates, even during the most challenging weather conditions, as well as enhanced levels of safety and comfort to passengers.

The new aircraft includes TKS anti-ice/de-ice systems that exude glycol-based fluid through laser drilled holes on the leading edge of the wing and other critical surfaces. The fluid prevents precipitation from adhering to the aircraft, further enhancing both safety and operational reliability. Customers will experience the big plane feel for both them and their baggage. The Caravan features spacious leg room in the cabin and a large cargo area for carrying passengers baggage.

“The improved reliability of a new aircraft will result in greater support for local air service, and will enable us to continue offering reliable service that will provide customers with confidence flying out of their local airport compared to other transportation options, including driving or flying from other airports in the region,” said Storz. “This new craft that has joined our fleet will allow us to seek new markets and start service quicker than ever before.”

The latest Cessna Caravan joins the Air Choice One’s existing fleet of 12 Caravans that operate in all Lower 48 routes. Air Choice One fleet standardization results in, high dispatch reliability, customer comfort, and other operational efficiencies.

About Air Choice One

Based in St. Louis, MO, Air Choice One was launched as a scheduled airline serving to hard-to-reach communities, and supports their economic development by increasing business productivity while enhancing the travel experience for business and leisure travelers alike. Air Choice One markets enjoy the benefits of efficient, scheduled airline service into larger cities, like St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis packaged in a “First-Class” service and seating format. Air Choice One’s goal is to deliver the highest quality and reliability in scheduled commercial air service.

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Air Choice One Takes Delivery of New Cessna Caravan 208B

St. Louis, MO – Regional Midwest Airline Air Choice One has taken delivery of their second new Cessna Caravan 208B EX aircraft. Company President/CEO Shane Storz and CFO Darnea Wood accepted the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation Factory in Wichita, KS yesterday.

“It’s an exciting time of growth for Air Choice One. We’re elated to expand our fleet and pleased to be able to offer a new level of in-flight comfort to our passengers,” said Storz.

The aircraft is equipped with a state-of-the-art command center, powered by the all-glass Garmin G1000 avionics suite. With technology adapted specifically for Cessna, available synthetic vision technology (SVT) integrates all primary flight, engine, and sensor data. This intuitive, at-a-glance control panel optimizes situational awareness for pilots.

It also boasts TKS anti-ice/de-ice systems that exude glycol-based fluid through laser drilled holes on the leading edge of the wing and other critical surfaces. This prevents precipitation from adhering to the aircraft, further enhancing both safety and operational reliability.

This next generation Cessna Caravan joins Air Choice One’s existing fleet of Caravans, for a total of 10 aircraft.

With major hubs located at Chicago O’Hare International and Lambert-St. Louis International Airports, the new aircraft will operate throughout Air Choice One’s route system. Markets served include Burlington, IA; Decatur, IL; Fort Dodge, IA; Ironwood, MI; Jackson, TN; Jonesboro, AR and Mason City, IA.

Established in 1979 and based in St. Louis, MO, the company is committed to enhancing the travel experience for both business and leisure travelers. Each of their aircraft makes a bold statement of style and comfort, featuring a spacious, all leather interior and an abundance of legroom.

For more information on Air Choice One and to book your preferred travel dates, visit www.airchoiceone.com or call 866-I-FLY-VIP (866-435-9847).
Reservations can also be made through major online travel sites.

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