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Trans States Signs 5-Year Agreement with TWA

November 14, 1994

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Trans States Airlines on Monday announced a new five-year agreement to provide feeder services to Trans World Airlines at its St. Louis hub.

Trans States, which operates as Trans World Express in the Midwest, also said it has agreed to buy 25 30-seat Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft, with options for 35 more. The total contract is valued at more than $420 million.

Hulas Kanodia, chairman of Trans States, estimated that the additional passenger seating would generate more than $27 million in additional revenue for TWA in 1995.

Trans States said the new aircraft would replace planes in the Trans World Express fleet beginning in February.

Trans World Express is one of the largest regional airlines in the United States, with more than 1,000 employees. It operates 44 aircraft and provides service between TWA’s St. Louis hub and 31 cities.

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