ASA-Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (Atlanta), a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., yesterday (February 11) launched a new partnership with United Airlines with scheduled service under the United Express code from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). ASA is starting United Express service with eight weekday flights from Chicago O’Hare, and 15 weekday flights from Washington Dulles, using eight newly refurbished 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. In May, ASA will add six CRJ200 aircraft to the United Express operation, bringing the average number of weekday flights to 90 and the total number of cities served by ASA in the United Express network to 21.
The inaugural ASA-operated United Express flight departed on time today from Chicago O’Hare to Columbus, Ohio, at 6:24 a.m. CST.
Copyright Photo: Christopher Weyer. ASA’s Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N832AS (msn 7243) shows off the new UA plumage at the ATL base.