St. Louis, MO: August 31, 2018 – Air Choice One, a St. Louis-based regional airline, continues its growth in passenger counts at Jonesboro Municipal Airport with its recent announcement that the carrier has set a monthly record for July, 2018. Airline officials report 1116 total passengers flew out of Jonesboro in July, which is a 30% increase over the same month in 2017. This represents an average of 16 passengers per day traveling on Air Choice One.
Air Choice One established service in Jonesboro in 2012, facing low monthly passenger counts and high EAS subsidies. January, 2012 statistics showed that only 17 passengers flew out of Jonesboro each month. The dramatic growth in passenger numbers, which has steadily risen under Air Choice One’s service, has led government subsidies to drop 77%.
“We’re proud of the partnership we’ve built with the Jonesboro community over the last several years,” said Shane Storz, CEO of Air Choice One. “It is this partnership and the trust we continue to earn that have made this significant progress possible. The community knows they can count on us for reliable, accessible air travel, and that we’ll be there when called to serve on the ground. We look forward to the even more growth and possibilities as we look to the future.”
Air Choice One provides direct flights from Jonesboro to St. Louis Lambert International Airport, a hub from which passengers can fly to other markets served by the airline, or anywhere in the world.
In addition to the trend of growing passenger counts and reducing EAS subsidies, Air Choice One has also earned a proven track record of reliability in Jonesboro. The airline boasts a 98% flight completion record as well as a 95% and above on-time departure rate. Both these figures are considered above industry standards.
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.