Trans States and Compass Pilot Leaders Respond to Announced Sale
July 1, 2010 - Pilot leaders at Trans States Airlines and Compass Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), responded to today’s announcement of the purchase of Compass Airlines by Trans States Holdings.

“The announced acquisition of Compass Airlines by Trans States Holdings today comes as little surprise to a segment of the industry that was likely to begin consolidating as its network partners continue to do the same,” said Capt. Jason Ruszin, chairman of the TSA arm of ALPA. “While Trans States Holdings plans to operate Compass Airlines as a separate, wholly owned airline, we remain optimistic that the addition of Compass under the TSH umbrella not only will prove to be a benefit to the bottom line of Holdings, but also will provide greater economic and job security benefits equally to all Compass and TSA pilots. Compass pilots are ALPA pilots, and we have a history of working together across company boundaries.”