United Airlines carrier to add 150 jobs at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

150 jobs coming to CAE

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A regional carrier for United Airlines has announced plans to bring a new flight crew base to Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

An Air Wisconsin base is scheduled to open October 1, 2018 and bring 150 jobs to Columbia.

"This new crew base will add approximately 150 new crew member positions consisting of pilots and flight attendants to the Air Wisconsin team in Columbia and is in addition to our recently expanded Columbia maintenance base," Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Air Wisconsin Bob Frisch said.

Air Wisconsin will serve Columbia with daily flights to Chicago and Washington Dulles. They also have an aircraft maintenance base at CAE that performs overnight maintenance for their fleet of CRJ 200 aircraft.

Other crew bases are located in Chicago, Milwaukee, and at Washington Dulles.

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