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Gulfstream International Airlines Awarded Renewal of Essential Air Service Contracts for Bradford, PA; DuBois, PA; Franklin/Oil City, PA and Jamestown, NY

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The US Department of Transportation has awarded Gulfstream International Airlines (AMEX:GIA) new two year contracts as the Essential Air Service provider for the communities of Bradford, PA; DuBois, PA; Franklin/Oil City, PA and Jamestown, NY. Gulfstream operates flights from all four cities to the Continental Airlines hub in Cleveland, Ohio.

These flights will continue to be operated under Gulfstream's "Continental Connection" affiliation with Continental Airlines. Under this arrangement, Gulfstream coordinates pricing and schedules with Continental Airlines. Gulfstream passengers enjoy a seamless travel experience as through ticketing and baggage transfer is offered. Gulfstream passengers may participate in the Continental OnePass Frequent Flyer program and may book their flights and select their seats via Continental's website,

"We at Gulfstream are tremendously excited to be provided an additional two year contract for service in these communities. It was gratifying to have received the endorsement of all four communities in the Essential Air Service bid process as these cities recognized the Gulfstream's operational integrity and commitment to superior customer service," said Mickey Bowman, Gulfstream's Vice President of Corporate Development.   He continued, "Gulfstream looks forward to continuing our partnerships with all four communities to build ridership and maintain these critical links to the national transportation system."

Gulfstream currently operates 23 aircraft with over 150 daily system departures throughout Florida, the Bahamas and now with service at Cleveland, OH. Gulfstream operates as Continental Connection, under contractual agreement with Continental Airlines. Additionally, Gulfstream has codeshare relationships with United Airlines and Copa Airlines of Panama. The Company, with its headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, has approximately 500 employees, the bulk of which are Florida based. Gulfstream is a member of the Regional Airline Association. 

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For further information regarding this press release please contact Mickey Bowman at 270-303-8719 or or visit our website at

CONTACT: Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. Mickey Bowman 270-303-8719