ExpressJet Airlines is phasing out its last Bombardier CRJ200s

Type Retired: November 25, 2017

ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., this month is operating its last Canadair (Bombardier) CRJ200 revenue flights.

As previously reported on December 23, 2016, ExpressJet expected to transition to flying primarily dual-class aircraft in its CRJ operation by removing its Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft from service over the next year.

The company has been gradually retiring the CRJ200 fleet. Some aircraft have been transferred to partner SkyWest Airlines and all others are now in storage. Some aircraft were relocated to Oklahoma City, OK.

The retirement of the ExpressJet CRJ200 fleet was stepped up this month. N854AS is operating today but it is expected to join the others soon in retirement, probably after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N923EV (msn 7826) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403333.


4 thoughts on “ExpressJet Airlines is phasing out its last Bombardier CRJ200s

  1. dangrad

    Hi Bruce,

    Reference the final ExpressJet CRJ200 flight… looks like N855AS is flying TODAY(26 NOV 2017)…..same flight as you referenced in your story but one day later. I’d be interested to see if you find that THIS one (today) is the real final CRJ200 operation at Expressjet. Thank you! Dan

    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      Thank you Dan. I presume ExpressJet is still the operator. It is possible the company put it back into service due to the heavy traffic this weekend. I will do further research and track it.

      Thanks again.


    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      No, not really Dan. Both Flightaware and Flightradar 24 show no activity for N854AS after November 25. Making it worse, ExpressJet has not made any official announcement.

      I will have to do some more research for each aircraft but I suspect the type is retired at ExpressJet. It is sad they would let this pass into history without any announcement or formal recognition.

      All the best.


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