United Airlines today introduced new 70-seat CRJ-700 and the EMB- 170
regional jets, which offer United First and Economy Plus seating, to
eight of its United Express markets. The state of the art fleet, which replaces United Express’ 50-seat
aircraft, is a direct response to customer demand. A significant product
upgrade for United Express regional markets, it offers customers more
comfortable seating, spacious cabins and additional overhead bin storage.
The eight United Express markets with the new aircraft feed flights into
United hub airports, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington
Dulles International Airport.
“We are pleased to introduce a superior product, which includes First
Class and Economy Plus seating and one of the most spacious regional jet
cabins offered today,” says Sean Donohue, United’s vice president for
United Express and Ted. “Customer feedback on this aircraft has been very
positive, and our passengers appreciate the additional seat comfort and
space. We are proud to offer this key product through our partner carriers
in high-demand markets.”
Beginning today, June 7, United Express will operate the new 70-seat
aircraft between Chicago O’Hare and White Plains, N.Y.; Columbia, S.C.;
Portland, Maine; and Montreal and Ottawa, Canada. Also, beginning today,
70- seat United Express aircraft service will be offered between
Washington Dulles and Portland, Maine; Rochester, N.Y.; and Montreal,
Additionally, all United Express service from Chicago O’Hare to Austin,
Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colo., now offers the 70-seat aircraft.
Fifty- seat regional jets have been removed from these markets.