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TRENTON, N.J.
- Streamline LLC, a subsidiary of Charter Air Transport Inc., has informed Mercer County that it is ceasing operation upon completion of flights scheduled up to September 14, 2012.

The charter service, which began serving Trenton-Mercer Airport in April 2011, offered passenger service between TTN and Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass.

Streamline informed the County that the decision was based on internal management issues and was not a result of service or passenger numbers.

“We are well aware that the airline industry is highly competitive and challenging, and we are hopeful that Streamline is able to realign its business plan, re-enter the market and return service to Trenton-Mercer,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

Streamline LLC’s lease agreement with Mercer County expires in March 2013. In addition to the lease, the airline pays approximately $72,000 a year in various other fees including use of the terminal, landing and fuel flowage.

Charter Air Transport Inc. is a Cleveland-based air service provider and is part of the larger Business Aircraft Group organization based at Burke Lakefront Airport in Ohio.  Streamline passengers requesting information can call Streamline Air at (855) FLY-STRM, (855)359-7876, or email getflying@iflystreamline.com.

The County recently announced that beginning Nov. 16, 2012, Frontier Airlines will begin service between Trenton-Mercer and Orlando, Fla.