PSA Airlines today opened its crew base at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), marking the fifth crew base in its operation. The new DCA expansion will be the crew base for 125 employees.
PSA currently operates 56 daily flights from DCA. That number has grown nearly 400 percent since November 2014 and the airline expects that number to continue to grow. PSA plans to continue adding departures operated for American from DCA, which offers this opportunity to open a new crew domicile, while creating schedule efficiencies for their network.
“This is exciting news for PSA as we grow our crew base footprint and offer new domiciles for our employees,” said Dion Flannery – President, PSA Airlines. “Today’s DCA base opening is proof of our growth and stability and further positions PSA as the airline of choice for the best aviators in the business.”
The wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group has doubled its fleet size and employee base since the announcement of the airline’s imminent growth in December 2013. This will be their second added crew base since the start of this expansion.
About PSA Airlines
PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.