L'Express Airlines, Inc. was an airline that was conceived as a regional airline to provide service to cities throughout Louisiana. The airline's headquarters was in Kenner, Louisiana in Greater New Orleans and it commenced service on August 9, 1989. It was a subsidiary of Reed Industries, Inc. Due to increasing fuel costs, on January 9, 1991, L'Express filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The airline continued to operate, operating 80 daily flights by the Summer of 1991. In February 1992, the airline ceased operations after its nine planes were repossessed by the finance company of their manufacturer, The Beech Aircraft Corporation, due to non-payment. Grounded on February 15, airline officials officially shut down its operation on February 28.