Air Choice One Reports Passenger Growth in Burlington, Iowa

St. Louis, MO: August 1, 2018 – Air Choice One, a St. Louis-based regional airline, has announced its latest passenger counts for the first half of 2018. Airline officials report that the total number of passengers flying both in and out of Southeast Iowa Regional Airport increased by 16% from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 over that same period in 2017. In addition, total number of enplanements in Burlington increased by 15%.

“When we established service in Burlington in 2010, our goal was to not only provide an exceptional air travel experience, but also to help grow the accessibility of air travel so more passengers could take advantage of it,” said Shane Storz, CEO of Air Choice One. “Over the years, we’ve continued to listen to the community, adding flights, destinations and adjusting schedules to meet their needs. We look forward to continuing this growth pattern in Burlington.”

The findings were recently shared with the Southeast Regional Iowa Airport Board at their July board meeting. Air Choice One provides service from Burlington to St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport through the Essential Air Service program, and to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

This announcement follows other recent news of growth initiatives from the airline. In December, 2017, Air Choice One added two weekend flights from Burlington to Chicago to meet high passenger demand, bringing total number of weekly flights to O’Hare International Airport to 14. The airline was renewed for a new four-year Department of Transportation contract to serve Burlington in November, 2017. Air Choice One serves an average of 13,000 passengers per year in Burlington, a number that is expected to grow substantially in 2018.

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, Atlanta 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 to Present $1,000 Donation to Crisis Intervention Services July 12th

St. Louis, MO: July 6, 2018 – Service to the community is a core tenant of Air Choice One’s mission, a belief that has led the airline to hold a series of online contests inviting the public to vote for their favorite charities in each market. Mason City was the latest Air Choice One market to participate, with thousands of votes cast for local non-profits. When the voting closed on May 31st, Crisis Intervention Services was declared the winner. Air Choice One will present the organization with a check for $1,000 on Thursday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m at 206 Third NE in Mason City.

“Service to others, both in the air and in the community, is a belief that leads all we do at Air Choice One,” said Shane Storz, CEO. “We’ve been proud to partner with Mason City since 2014 and appreciate the opportunity to give back to an organization that’s doing so much to address an important need here.”

Crisis Intervention Services provides domestic abuse and sexual assault services in 15 counties in North Central Iowa 24 hours a day. The organization also partners with the Survivors of Homicide Program in 14 counties and promotes a society free of violence and oppression through social change, community partnerships and awareness. Other Mason City organizations that were part of the contest included Humane Society of Northern Iowa, NIVC Services, Inc., and Habitat for Humanity.

Air Choice One CEO Shane Storz will present the check to Crisis Intervention Services on July 12th. Executive Director, Mary Ingham will represent the organization to receive the donation.

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, Atlanta 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 to Present $1,000 Donation to Community & Family Resources May 30th

St. Louis, MO: May 11, 2018 – As part of its commitment to the mission of being in service to others, Air Choice One recently held a month-long contest on its Facebook page inviting the Ft. Dodge community to vote for its favorite local non-profit to receive a $1,000 donation from the airline. Thousands of votes were cast, with Community & Family Resources receiving the most votes. Air Choice One will present the organization with a check on May 30th at 2:30 p.m at Community & Family Resources, located at 726 South 17th Street.

“In 2017, we launched this ongoing non-profit initiative as a way to give back to the markets we serve, and get the community involved in telling us which causes they were most passionate about,” said Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO. “We’ve been excited with the feedback and community engagement in supporting all of the non-profits that were part of the voting to receive this $1,000 donation, and look forward to future community partnerships in Ft. Dodge.”

Other Ft. Dodge organizations that were part of the Facebook voting included Athletics for Education and Success, the Domestic / Sexual Assault Outreach Center, Children & Families of Iowa, and Linking Families & Communities.

Air Choice One CEO Shane Storz will be on hand to present the check to Community & Family Resources on May 30th. Executive Director, Michelle De La Riva will represent the organization to receive the donation. Also in attendance will be Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich, Fort Dodge Regional Airport Director, Rhonda Chambers, along with members of the airport board, and members of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.

The next check stop for Air Choice One is Mason City, Iowa, where voting is currently underway on the Air Choice One Facebook page. Voting in Mason City ends on May 31st, and the charity winner of the $1,000 donation will be announced in June.

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, Atlanta 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’s Newest Aircraft, The Beechcraft 1900 Takes Its Inaugural Flight

St. Louis, MO: April 10, 2018 –Air Choice One’s first twin engine turbine powered Beechcraft 1900 aircraft began its first flight as a part of Air Choice One’s scheduled passenger service on April 3rd, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.

As of March 14, the Beechcraft 1900 received approval to begin scheduled passenger service. Air Choice One is now approved to operate the aircraft throughout their current route system. The Beechcraft 1900 joined the Air Choice One’s existing fleet last year, and brings their number of aircraft to thirteen.

“We are excited about the opportunity for growth this provides,” said Shane Storz, Air Choice One CEO. “The Beechcraft 1900 fits our needs wonderfully, and we look forward to scheduling it into our route system so we can better serve our markets.”

The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft took its first flight on Monday, April 3rd 2018, and will be used as a staple of Air Choice One’s fleet to serve their six markets and four international hubs.

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 Moves Jonesboro Flights to St. Louis

St. Louis, MO: March 2, 2018 – Air Choice One, a St. Louis based regional airline, has updated its schedule of flights for Jonesboro, offering additional weekend, roundtrip flights to St. Louis. Two weekend flights have been added, including one on Saturday and one on Sunday. These flights will replace two less popular mid-day flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The updated schedule is effective as of March 1, 2018.

The new Saturday flight departs STL at 11:00am, arrives JBR 12:30pm, then departs JBR at 1:00pm to arrive STL at 2:30. The Sunday flight departs STL 3:00pm, arrives JBR 4:30pm, then departs JBR 5:00pm to arrive STL 6:30pm.

This change of schedule accommodates the higher demand for weekend flights. Air Choice One has been serving the Jonesboro market since 2012.

“The Jonesboro community is wonderful, and we are always looking to provide the best service possible for them,” said Shane Storz, CEO of Air Choice One. “Flights to and from St. Louis on the weekends are popular, and understandably so. We want to provide service where it is most needed, and we believe moving this flight will benefit a lot of our passengers.”

The flight schedule has already been implemented, and passengers can book roundtrip weekend flights for St. Louis from Jonesboro on the Air Choice One’s website.

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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