Transportation from state to state is the job of Trans States Airlines. The regional carrier offers flights to more than 45 cities in some 25 states, mainly in the midwestern and northeastern US. Trans States operates as AmericanConnection for
from a hub in St. Louis, and it operates as US Airways Express from a hub in Pittsburgh for
. It also provides regional service for
as United Express from hubs in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, DC. Overall, Trans States Airlines operates a fleet of about 50
50-seat regional jets. The company was founded in 1982 as Resort Air; it bought regional carrier Compass Airlines from
in mid-2010 for $20.5 million.