Chautauqua Airlines First Officer Wing
Indianapolis, IN 1973-2014
The airline was established on May 3, 1973, in Jamestown, Chautauquqa County, New York and started operations on August 1, 1974. Chautauqua is historically significant for it is one of the last remaining companies still in business that once flew as a part of the Allegheny Commuter. In 1994 the corporate headquarters of Chautauqua Airlines was relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana. Chautauqua Airlines is wholly owned by Republic Airways Holding. Republic Airways Holdings completed its initial public offering in May 2004. Their aircraft are deployed under the “express” banners of four major airlines; American, Continental, Delta and U.S. Airways. Chautauqua Airlines do not fly their aircraft in their own aircraft livery color scheme, but colors and branding of the airlines they serve. They do, however, have five “blue tail” aircraft which they operate for independent charters and when other aircraft are in maintenance. Chautauqua airlines operated an all-jet fleet of Embraer aircraft. On July 28, 2014, Republic Airways Holdings announced that Chautauqua Airlines will be absorbed into Shuttle America "by year-end" to reduce costs. their remaining aircraft will be transferred to the Shuttle America operating certificate. This will leave only two subsidiaries, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, flying under Republic Airways Holdings.