Air Service at Jack Brooks Regional Airport
- Colgan Air currently operates service from Beaumont/Port Arthur to Houston Intercontinental using Saab 340B aircraft on behalf of United Express
- Colgan is a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, and Pinnacle filed for bankruptcy protection on April 2, 2012.
- As part of its reorganization, Pinnacle has decided to retire Colgan’s entire fleet of Saab aircraft, and the entire fleet of aircraft will be removed from service.
- Colgan will discontinue service between Beaumont/Port Arthur and Houston Intercontinental Airport on July 1, 2012 because the Saab fleet will be retired.
The Jack Brooks Regional Airport is served solely by Colgan Air which is a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines. The airline currently operates 4 to 5 flights daily to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
As part of a restructuring effort, Pinnacle Airlines has filed for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. During the reorganization period they will be winding down operations with US Airways and United Airlines. This reduction in routes will include the flying of Saab and Q400 aircraft flown for United Airlines, which is expected to begin in May with the termination of service by year-end. With the termination of the US Airways and United operations they will end their flying at Colgan Air.Share Read More
Originally named Jefferson County airport, this facility has served area residents since the World War II era. Jefferson County Commissioners purchased land to build the airport in 1941, and its development, which included three runways, a taxiway system and apron facilities, began the following year, with initial construction completed in early 1944. Eastern Airlines conducted the first scheduled flight in March of that year. During the War, the airport also served U.S. Marine Air Corps Dive Bomber Squadron No. 931 as a base for advanced training. Pilot trainees used floating targets in the Gulf of Mexico off Sabine Pass for gunnery and dive-bombing practice.Share Read More