Press Releases

 

August 27, 2018

Contour Airlines Announces Service from Santa Barbara to Oakland and Las Vegas

Introductory Fares Available For $59 Each Way

Smyrna, Tennessee (August 27, 2018)—Contour Airlines today announced it will operate daily service between Santa Barbara and Oakland beginning October 16thand five weekly flights between Santa Barbara and Las Vegas beginning October 18th.  To celebrate the launch of the route, Contour is offering an introductory fare of just $59 each way for tickets purchased by September 7th.   

Contour will operate 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft between the two cities featuring all leather seating with expanded legroom, complimentary snacks and beverages, and a free checked bag included with every fare. 

The routes introduce two new markets, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas, into Contour’s growing West Coast network. Within the past six months, Contour has also initiated service in Oakland, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Page, AZ, and Crescent City, CA. “We see an incredible opportunity in Santa Barbara to provide point-to-point service to these high-demand, short haul markets,” according to Matt Chaifetz, Chief Executive Officer of Contour. “Santa Barbara residents can now avoid a long and unpredictable drive to the Los Angeles-area gateways and fly from their convenient hometown airport.” 

“Among local travelers, Las Vegas ranks high as a desirable direct flight destination as does Oakland, which is an excellent addition to SBA’s current service to the Bay Area. We are thrilled to have Contour Airlines join us at SBA,” said Airport Director Hazel Johns.

Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis notes, “Contour Airlines’ arrival in Oakland earlier this year has been representative of a very positive trend here. Increased passenger traffic and new destinations at OAK— both regional and long-haul— continue to affirm the confidence of our passengers that Oakland is the preferred Bay Area airport. We’re thrilled to now offer this nonstop service to Santa Barbara, and believe that the convenience and economical fares will result in more business and leisure travelers on both ends.”

For additional information, visit www.contourairlines.com. For customer inquiries or travel assistance, call 1-888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).

 

ABOUT CONTOUR

Contour Airlines is the scheduled service brand of Corporate Flight Management Inc. d/b/a Contour Aviation, one of the country’s leading aviation services companies. Founded in 1982, the carrier serves six states offering a premium, low-fare airline product that includes a complimentary first checked bag as well as snack and beverage service. Contour operates a growing fleet of Embraer regional jets featuring leather seating with expanded legroom in every row. Tickets are available for purchase on Contour’s web site at contourairlines.com, by calling the Contour call center at (888) 332-6686, and through local and online travel agencies.

As one of the largest Part 135 operators in the United States, Contour Aviation operates a diverse fleet of aircraft that includes regional airliners for its commercial service as well as numerous business jets available for private charter. The company also offers fuel and aircraft handling services at three FBO locations as well as retail aircraft maintenance at a facility adjacent to its headquarters in Smyrna, TN.


 

August 8, 2018

Contour Airlines Announces Service Between Page, AZ and Phoenix

Introductory Fares Available For $29 Each Way

Smyrna, Tennessee (August 8, 2018)—Contour Airlines today announced it will begin flying between Page, AZ and Phoenix, AZ on August 14, 2018. To celebrate the launch of the route, Contour is offering an introductory fare of just $29 each way for tickets purchased by August 22nd. The new flights represent the first ever jet airline service in Page.

Contour will operate 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft between the two cities featuring all leather seating with expanded legroom, complimentary snacks and beverages, and a free checked bag included with every fare.

Regular fares on the route are expected to range from $49 to $139 each way inclusive of taxes.

“We are thrilled to connect Page and Phoenix with our low fares and reliable service,” said Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour. “Not only does this provide an essential business link between the two cities, our new route provides fast and easy access to Page for the more than two million people that visit the area annually.”

“With the arrival of Contour Airlines to the City of Page, we are making the city more accessible by providing our residents and tourist another option for travel,” said Mayor William Diak. “This new opportunity and partnership with Contour Airlines is sure to provide a sustainable connection to The Center of Canyon Country.”

For additional information, visit www.contourairlines.com. For customer inquiries or travel assistance, call 1- 888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).

About Contour

Founded in 1982, Contour Aviation has since grown to become one of the largest Part 135 operators in the United States. The company is a diverse aviation services provider that includes scheduled airline service, Part 135/91aircraft management and charter, three Fixed‐Base Operations located in the State of Tennessee, a FAR Part 145 certified repair facility, and FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training. Contour operates a fleet of approximately 30 aircraft ranging in size from Cessna business jets to Bombardier and Embraer regional jets.


 

February 28, 2018

Contour Airlines Announces Service Between Crescent City and San Francisco Bay Area

Introductory Fares Available For $49 Each Way

Smyrna, Tennessee (February 28, 2018)—Contour Airlines today announced it will begin flying between Crescent City, CA and Oakland, CA on April 11th, 2018. To celebrate the launch of the route, Contour is offering an introductory fare of just $49 each way for tickets purchased by March 14th. The new flights represent the first ever jet airline service in Crescent City.

Contour will operate 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft between the two cities featuring all leather seating with expanded legroom, complimentary snacks and beverages, and a free checked bag included with every fare.

Regular fares on the route are expected to range from $69 to $179 each way inclusive of taxes.

“We are thrilled to connect Crescent City and the Bay Area with our low fares and reliable service,” said Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour. “Aside from being the fastest and most economical way to travel between the Border Coast region and San Francisco, Oakland International Airport is the least congested and most economical airport in the Bay Area for those looking to connect onward. This new route offers unbeatable convenience for both business and leisure travelers alike.”

Flights between Crescent City and Oakland will operate on the following schedule:

CEC to OAK: departing 7:00 a.m.; arriving 8:20a.m. Monday-Friday

CEC to OAK: departing 8:00 a.m.; arriving 9:20a.m. Saturday

CEC to OAK: departing 1:00 p.m.; arriving 2:20p.m. Sunday

OAK to CEC: departing 5:45 p.m.; arriving 7:10p.m. Daily

For additional information, visit www.contourairlines.com. For customer inquiries or travel assistance, call 1-888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).

About Contour

Founded in 1982, Contour Aviation has since grown to become one of the largest Part 135 operators in the United States. The company is a diverse aviation services provider that includes scheduled airline service, Part 135/91aircraft management and charter, three Fixed‐Base Operations located in the State of Tennessee, a FAR Part 145 certified repair facility, and FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training. Contour operates a fleet of approximately 30 aircraft ranging in size from the Beechcraft King Air family to Bombardier and Embraer regional jets.


 

July 12, 2017

Macon-Bibb County and Contour Airlines Announce Nonstop Service to Washington D.C. Area

Introductory Fares From $49 Each Way

Smyrna, Tennessee (July 12, 2017)—On July 12th, Contour Airlines and Macon-Bibb County announced that flights between the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport will begin on August 18th.  Tickets are now on sale at www.contourairlines.com or by phone at 1-888-33-CONTOUR. 

“We’re delighted Contour is our newest corporate partner, and even more delighted they are offering flights that can get you to our nation’s capital faster than it would take just to drive to the airport in Atlanta,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. 

Contour Airlines will provide jet service on an ERJ-135 aircraft featuring expanded legroom with 36 inches of seat pitch, comparable to first class on other domestic carriers, along with full inflight refreshment and snack services. Normal flight time is approximately 90 minutes..  Until July 26th, all seats on all flights from August 18 through December 15 are on sale for an introductory fare of just $49 each way.  Standard fares on the route will range will range from $69 to $199 each way.

Each week, there will be twelve round trip flights (see below schedule) timed to best serve the Middle Georgia Region. Flights to D.C. will land at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), which offers direct rail service into Union Station in D.C., downtown Baltimore and numerous other destinations throughout the region. BWI also offers service to more domestic destinations than any other airport in the Washington area, making it easy for passengers to connect to almost anywhere in the country

“Washington is one of the most popular destinations from the Macon area.   We know that that this new service will fulfill a need for the entire Middle Georgia region, particularly Robins Air Force Base,” said Matt Chaifetz, Chief Executive Officer of Contour Airlines.  “Our low fares make it convenient and affordable for leisure and business travelers to take advantage of these flights as well.”

Monday- Friday

Route

Departure

Arrival

MCN-BWI

7:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

BWI-MCN

9:30 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

 

 

 

MCN-BWI

2:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

BWI-MCN

5:00 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

 

Saturday

Route

Departure

Arrival

MCN-BWI

7:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

BWI-MCN

9:30 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

 

Sunday 

Route

Departure

Arrival

MCN-BWI

2:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

BWI-MCN

5:00 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

 

About Contour Airlines

Contour Airlines is the scheduled service brand of Contour Aviation. Contour was formed in 1982 and has since grown to become one of the largest Part 135 aircraft operators in the country.  The company is a diverse aviation services provider that includes Part 135/91aircraft management and charter, scheduled airline service, three Fixed-Base Operations in Tennessee, a FAR Part 145 certified repair facility, an aircraft sales division and FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training. For more information, visit www.contourairlines.com.