Compass Airlines operated for 14 years and at its peak had 62 airplanes in the fleet. It began life as Northwest Airlink, connecting Minneapolis to Washington DC using Canadair's CRJ200. Eventually, after a few mergers and acquisitions, Trans States purchased Compass from Delta Airlines and operated as Delta Connection. It has also operated under the American Eagle brand beginning in 2015. In the end, it operated an all Embraer E175 fleet.
Compass was one of the first casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic and ceased operations in April of 2020.