New Ownership of Airline Serving Jamestown to Change Name, Add More Aircraft



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Southern Airways Express

Southern Airways Express, the new parent company of Sun Air Express, a commuter airline that has been servicing The Greater Chautauqua – Jamestown Airport Robert H. Jackson Field since November 1, 2014, announces the retirement of the Sun Air Express brand in the Mid-Atlantic region. The rebranding ceremony taking place at the airport on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., is the sixth and final ceremony in the series of Southern Airways rebranding events held across the region this season; accordingly, Jamestown’s event will mark the official retirement of the Sun Air brand. “Southern Airways is so proud to be Jamestown’s airline. From our founding, it has been our company’s mission to provide safe and affordable air service with a customer-centered mentality that is unmatched in the industry. Whether you’re a frequent flier or someone who’s never been to the airport before, I hope you’ll come out on Tuesday the 19th and enjoy some Southern hospitality,” said Stan Little, Chairman and CEO of Southern Airways.

The event is open to the public and will feature a welcome reception, a tour of one of the new aircraft, live entertainment, and a “meet-and-greet” with Southern pilots, staff, and executives. A brief press conference announcing the new branding and the new Summer schedule will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Chautauqua County is uniquely privileged by the new arrival of Southern Airways. Jamestown has the special distinction of being Southern’s very first airport for service in the entire state of New York. As Southern Airways continues to expand in the region, Jamestown will always have the honor of being its first location in the Empire State,” said Bill Tucker, Chautauqua County’s Manager of Airports and Parks. “We couldn’t be happier about the boost to our local economy and the improved quality of service for the area’s families, vacationers, and business fliers that Southern is bringing via our airport.”

Sun Air currently flies four non-stop flights per day from Jamestown to Pittsburgh, where passengers can connect to over 50 destinations on 12 different air carriers. In addition to Jamestown, Sun serves the Pennsylvania communities of Altoona, Bradford, Franklin, and Lancaster, as well as Hagerstown, Maryland.

For more information on the reception, contact Southern’s Call Center at 1-800-329-0485. For more information on Southern Airways, or to arrange an interview, contact Southern’s Manager of Communications and Media Relations, Arthur Randallson: e-mail: cell: 901-674-0100.