ExpressJet to close its facility in Shreveport and relocate to Knoxville


ExpressJet, which operates a jet maintenance facility at Shreveport Regional Airport, plans to close it next year and shift those operations to its facility in Knoxville, Tennessee — costing nearly 300 people their jobs.

ExpressJet spokeswoman Bobbie Battista says the facility, which has been in operation for 13 years, is scheduled to close by June. In February, the company announced plans for a $400,000 expansion at Shreveport Regional.

ExpressJet Airlines is affiliated with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines. It maintains a fleet of more than 300 jets for those airlines, flying under the names Delta Connection, United Express and American Eagle.

Since 2003, ExpressJet Airlines has operated a facility at Shreveport Regional to maintain those aircraft. ExpressJets' employees were notified Friday of the pending closure.
Source: The Associated Press

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