ExpressJet Airlines has filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to resume airline passenger operations under its own brand once again.
The airline, which was dropped by United Airlines as a United Express carrier on September 30, 2020, is planning to resume service to small and medium-size destinations in the United States.
Operations would commence initially in May with two Embraer ERJ 145s as the fleet would grow to 12 aircraft by the same time next year.
Above Copyright Photo: ExpressJet once operated scheduled flights under its own brand. ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N17169 (msn 145844) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 906069.
The company expressed its vision of the future:
ExpressJet Airlines has a 33-year history of superior service and performance and is the amalgamation of Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and Continental Express, former subsidiaries of Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines. Our company is positioned to provide Scheduled Service or Charter flights to much of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
ExpressJet’s current aircraft fleet includes the 50 seat ERJ145 jet aircraft and our certificate qualifies us to also fly the EMB 170/175/190, CRJ 200/700/900 and the ERJ135.
ExpressJet’s plans for 2021 and beyond are to provide high-quality, reliable, efficient point-to-point flying to small and medium sized cities that have lost service in recent years as a result of U.S. airline industry consolidation and COVID-19 driven route reductions.