United Express Introduces Most Spacious Regional Jet Cabin

United Airlines now offers
United Express customers a more spacious onboard experience with the
introduction of the new 70-seat Embraer 170 aircraft to the United Express
fleet, complementing the United Express fleet of 70-seat Canadair 700
regional jets already in service. With the most spacious regional jet cabin in the sky, the Embraer 170
aircraft offers the widest aisles and seats of any aircraft in its
category and is the first regional jet in the industry with both United
First(R) and United Economy Plus(SM) seating. A number of United Express
Canadair 700s currently offer First Class cabins, and Economy Plus
sections will be added next year. Like the Canadair 700, the Embraer 170
cabin design guarantees customers either an aisle or window seat. The
Embraer 170 also provides large overhead bins that accommodate roll-on
bags.

“The newest member of the United Express fleet gives our customers more
flexibility and travel options in a truly state-of-the-art aircraft, and
represents the latest evolution of our regional jet service,” said Sean
Donohue, United’s vice president of United Express and Ted(SM). “As part
of our strategy to improve the United Express product, United is the first
airline to introduce First Class service and the extra legroom of Economy
Plus seating together to our regional jet fleet. Bringing the Embraer 170
into the Express aircraft family is one of many United Express customer
service enhancements we are making, including facility and operational
improvements, and EasyCheck-in units now installed in 29 United Express
airports.”

The First Class cabin features roomy leather seats with 38-inch seat
pitch. Also, Mileage Plus(R) members have the opportunity to redeem miles
for United First upgrades with paid tickets on select fares, the same way
they can today on United mainline flights.

United Express carrier Chautauqua Airlines, owned by Republic Airways,
launched the Embraer 170 into United Express service on Fri., Oct. 22,
between Washington Dulles and Houston, Washington Dulles and Indianapolis,
and Chicago and Indianapolis. Customers in numerous markets where demand
matches 70-seat capacity will enjoy the enhanced features of either the
Embraer 170 or Canadair 700. During the next few months, Chautauqua plans
to fly Embraer 170 United Express service from Washington Dulles and
Chicago O’Hare to cities including Rochester, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y.,
Hartford, Conn., Norfolk, Va., Des Moines, Iowa, and New Orleans.

United is working with Republic Airways to incorporate more than 23
Embraer 170s with the United First and Economy Plus configuration into the
United Express fleet by next year. In addition, United and its United
Express carriers will add nearly 50 Canadair 700 regional jets outfitted
with both First Class and Economy Plus seating into service by mid-2005.
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