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COX to build facility in Knoxville.(Continental Express; Tennessee)(Brief Article)

Continental Express, which is fast on its way to becoming an all-jet airline, will build a new RJ maintenance facility in Knoxville and launch daily nonstop service between Houston and the Tennessee city.

"This is really exciting news for Knoxville and east Tennessee," beamed U.S. Rep. John Duncan. "I'm grateful to Continental for deciding to locate this new regional jet facility at the McGhee Tyson Airport and for the additional air service."

Duncan should be pleased. At least 100 jobs are expected to be created at the soon-to-be-built facility at which CO Express's fleet of Embraer RJ-145s and RJ-135s will receive overnight and heavy maintenance. …

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