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Empire Airlines is a US airline from Idaho. The airline offers scheduled passenger flights and cargo flights and is based at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Kootenai County, Idaho. Including passengers and cargo, the airline flies to more than 50 destinations within the US and Canada.

Although the airline flies both cargo and passenger flights, the majority of its flights are cargo, including all of its mainland US flights. The only passenger flights that the airline flies are within the Hawaiian islands, which it operates on the behalf of Ohana by Hawaiian.

Empire Airlines only operates on behalf of other airlines. This means that it doesn't use its own branding and logo on any of its flights and instead uses the branding of the airline that it's flying on behalf of. Having said that, it's easy to tell if you're on a flight that's being operated by Empire Airlines, as under the airline name on the plane, it will usually read 'operated by Empire Airlines'.

With cargo flights, it usually operates on the behalf of Fed Ex.

The airline doesn't have an exclusive contract with any carrier, so, in theory, can operate on behalf of any airline in the future if it reaches an agreement.


When taking into account both cargo and passenger flights, the airline flies to more than 50 destinations within the US, including to Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Rapid City, Seattle, Sant Barbara, Fort Worth, Idaho Falls and many more.

In terms of just passenger flights, the airline flies to a number of destinations within Hawaii. This includes Honolulu, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Kapalua, Kahului, Hilo and Kailua-Kona.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

The airline gives a free carry-on baggage allowance of one piece per person. This baggage must not exceed 11.5 kg (25 lbs) and must fit within the dimensions of 22" (56 cm) x 14" (36 cm) x 9" (23 cm) (l x w x h).

Checked Baggage

Passengers are not given a free checked baggage allowance but can purchase checked baggage prior to their flight. Passengers can purchase up to five pieces of checked baggage and each bag cannot weigh more than 23 kg or be larger than the overall dimensions of 62 linear inches (156 cm).

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Empire Airlines only operates flights with an Economy Class cabin. As the airline flies commuter flights with short flight times, in-flight services are limited. However, the airline's cabin crew is readily available to help with any requests that passengers might have during the flight.


Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 configuration, giving each passenger access to either a window or aisle.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Empire Airlines doesn't have its own online check-in service. However, the airline that it's operating on behalf of might. Check our online check-in page to get check-in links for the airline that you're flying on.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in at the airport of departure. To check-in, passengers must present the relevant travel documents to a check-in agent of the airline that it's operating the flight on the behalf of. Check-in closes 30 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.

Food and Drink

There's no in-flight food service on Empire Airlines flights. Passengers may bring their own food and drink with them on the flight, as long as it's allowed through airport security.

The airline does serve one complimentary drink, with a choice of water or juice.

In-Flight Entertainment

There's no in-flight entertainment installed on Empire Airlines flights. Passengers may be provided with the in-flight magazine of the airline that Empire is operating on behalf of. However, this is subject to availability.


There's no Wi-Fi network installed on flights for this airline.

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Hub Airport

Coeur d'Alane Airport

Coeur d'Alene Airport is an airport in Kootenai County, Idaho and the hub airport for Empire Airlines. Although the airline doesn't fly any passenger flights out of this airport, it's the main hub from which it flies cargo flights on behalf of Fed Ex. Although a part of its fleet is stationed at Coeur d'Alene Airport, the airline also has a number of other bases within the US, as well as flying point-to-point flights.

The airline doesn't have a hub for its passenger flights and instead uses the hub of the airlines that it operates on behalf of.

Other airlines that use the airport as a hub include Arik Air, Azman Air, Med-View AirlineDana Air and Ibom Air.


Empire Airlines has a fleet of over 50 aircraft that it uses to fly both cargo and passenger flights. It uses aircraft manufactured by ATR and Cessna, including the ATR 42 series, ATR 72 and Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster.