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Air Wisconsin completes millionth CRJ200 revenue flight

6th April 2009 - 16:36 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation has completed its 1,000,000th revenue flight on the Bombardier CRJ200. This is the first aircraft type Air Wisconsin has operated to reach this 1,000,000 mark since the company first began service in 1965.

When the CRJ200 was inaugurated in February 1999, Air Wisconsin averaged 228 departures per day and just over 83,000 per year.  Today, with its fleet of 70 CRJ200s, the company has increased that number to nearly 500 revenue flights per day and 165,000 per year. This milestone also means that Air Wisconsin has now provided service to more than 36 million passengers on the CRJ200.

"Reaching this milestone demonstrates the commitment and dedication of the Air Wisconsin team," said the airline's president and CEO, Jim Rankin. "We are pleased to reach this achievement while providing excellent service to our customers and our partner, US Airways."

Air Wisconsin is the largest privately held regional airline in the United States and has operated its entire fleet of 70 CRJs as US Airways Express since establishing a partnership with US Airways in 2005.

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