ExpressJet provides service to more than one quarter of Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s 1.2 million passengers each year. The airline provides the service through partner Delta Connect and offers non-stop flights to Atlanta. Through its partnership with UnitedExpress, ExpressJet provides flights to Newark, N.J., and Houston’s Intercontinental Airport as well as non-stop flights to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Washington’s Dulles Airport. The airline uses gates on the upper level of Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).
Carrier Air Wisconsin is the second busiest airline at CAE, with nearly 20 percent of the airline’s passenger business. Air Wisconsin handles non-stop flights for US Airways Express to Charlotte, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington’s National Airport. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, the airline performs maintenance on its Canadair CRJ-200LR at CAE. It is one of only four Air Wisconsin maintenance sites in the U.S.
Delta Airlines offers non-stop flights to Atlanta and handles the third largest number of passengers at CAE. The airline serves about 17 percent of the airport’s commercial traffic and also provides service to Detroit and New York through its association with Delta Connect regional carriers. Part of its New York LaGuardia Airport traffic is handled through its partnership with Chautauqua Airlines. Delta’s 164,000 passengers board and disembark at gates on CAE’s upper level.
Regional carrier Chautauqua Airlines provides service to nearly 92,000 CAE travelers each year, giving it about 10 percent of the airport’s business. The airline operates flights to Charlotte and Washington’s National Airport as part of its relationship with US Airways Express. A subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Chautauqua Airlines is based in Indianapolis.
About 20 percent of the airport’s passengers use other airlines such as Continental and United as well as regional carriers such as American Eagle, Piedmont Airlines, Vision Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines. Additional non-stop flights are available from CAE to Houston, Dallas, and Detroit.
CAE is the site for UPS Airlines’ southeastern regional hub. The air freight carrier averages about 10 flights daily, processing about 41,000 packages an hour.