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United reveals the initial routes for the new Bombardier CRJ550

 

United Airlines has announced tickets for its newest regional fleet member, the Bombardier CRJ550, will be available for purchase starting Saturday, October 12 for travel beginning Sunday, October 27. The initial schedule includes 15 cities from Chicago O’Hare.

The CRJ550 is the world’s only 50-seat regional aircraft to offer true first-class seating and other premium amenities, including:

  • Space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board.
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages.
  • More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.
  • The ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi.

Initially, the CRJ550 will fly between Chicago O’Hare and:

    • Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)
    • Bentonville, Arkansas (XNA).
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
    • Cincinnati (CVG)
    • Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
    • Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
    • Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)
    • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)
    • Indianapolis, Indiana (IND),
    • Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)
    • Oklahoma City (OKC)
    • Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
    • St. Louis, Missouri (STL)
    • Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)

Additional cities will be added over the coming weeks from United hubs in ChicagoNewark and Washington Dulles.

The CRJ550s will be operated by GoJet Airlines. The first CRJ550 is N504GJ.

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Delta to end its relationship with Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines

Delta Connection-Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N626CZ (msn 17000226) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947248.

Delta Air Lines is streaming its Delta Connection system down to three carriers. Delta is ending its relationship with both Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines. The changes will be completed by mid 2020.

The company issued this statement:

“In an effort to reduce operational complexity and create better consistency with the overall product and experience for customers, Delta is reducing the number of regional carriers from five to three”.

This means Delta will keep Endeavor Air, SkyWest Airlines and Republic Airline (Republic Airways) as the three Delta Connection carriers.

Delta-owned aircraft at Compass and GoJet will be reallocated to the remaining three carriers.

Compass Airlines currently operates 36 Embraer 175s for Delta. It also flies for United.

GoJet Airlines currently operates 20 Bombardier CRJ700s and seven CRJ900s for Delta which will be transferred to Endeavor Air.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N626CZ (msn 17000226) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947248.

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United adds more than 1,600 new premium seats to international, domestic and regional aircraft, GoJet to fly the first new CRJ550

United Airlines today announced the next step in its commitment to making more customers more comfortable by adding more than 1,600 United Polaris® business class and United First seats to nearly 250 international and domestic aircraft. Additionally, United will revolutionize the regional flying experience by introducing the two-cabin, 50-seat Bombardier CRJ550 aircraft to its fleet, offering customers on key regional routes more legroom, storage and amenities than any other 50-seat regional aircraft operating today.

“In an era where many airlines are adding seats to their aircraft to crowd more passengers onto the plane, we’re re-configuring more than 100 of our aircraft and doing exactly the opposite – for the benefit of our customers,” said Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “From adding more premium seats on aircraft that serve some of our most traveled routes, introducing a revolutionary, best-in-class 50-seat experience or simply offering free DIRECTV on more than 200 aircraft, we are committed to making United the airline that our customers choose to fly.”

More United Polaris business seats on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft

In the next several weeks, United will introduce to its fleet the first of 21 reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 16 additional United Polaris business seats in the premium cabin – a more than 50 percent increase in all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The newly reconfigured aircraft will also feature 22 United®Premium Plus seats (becoming the first 767-300ER to offer this seat type); 47 Economy Plus® seats and 52 Economy seats. United will first operate the reconfigured 767 – which will feature the highest proportion of premium seats on any widebody operated by any U.S. carrier – between Newark/New York and London, offering 50 percent more premium seats in the largest premium route in the world. The airline expects to introduce all the reconfigured aircraft to its fleet by the end of next year.

More United First seats on Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft

United is also adding more United First® seats to its fleet of Airbus aircraft, offering customers greater opportunities to upgrade and enjoy a premium flying experience. Beginning this fall, the carrier will add four United First seats on its fleet of Airbus A319s, increasing the total count from eight to 12. The reconfigured aircraft will also feature 36 Economy Plus and 78 Economy seats.

Beginning early next year, United will add four United First seats on its fleet of nearly 100 Airbus A320 aircraft, increasing the total count from 12 to 16. The reconfigured aircraft will also feature 39 Economy Plus seats and 95 Economy seats. United expects to complete the reconfiguration of the Airbus A320 and A319s by the middle of next year.

Introducing the first-of-its-kind Bombardier CRJ550  

By the end of this year, United will revolutionize the regional flying experience with the planned introduction of 50 spacious, 50-seat Bombardier CRJ550 aircraft to its regional fleet, subject to government certification. In addition to becoming the only 50-seat aircraft in the world to offer true first-class seating, the innovative new aircraft will provide customers with a truly exceptional flying experience, including a state-of-the-art interior featuring LED lighting, a self-serve beverage and snack station for customers seated in the premium cabin, Wi-Fi and more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by any U.S. carrier. Additionally, the CRJ550 will feature four storage closets, providing customers ample room to store their carryon bags and making the CRJ550 the only regional jet in the skies where customers will not need to routinely gate check their bags.

The two-cabin CRJ550 will feature 10 United First seats; 20 Economy Plus seats and 20 Economy seats. The CRJ550 aircraft will eventually replace existing single-cabin 50-seat aircraft and will bring a higher percentage of two-cabin departures to smaller cities across the carrier’s network. Additionally, the innovative aircraft will enable United to offer premium seats on more connecting flights from smaller cities to the airline’s overall global network, further strengthening its competitive position and emphasizing its role as an industry innovator.

United expects that its regional partner GoJet will begin operating the CRJ550 in the second half of this year – subject to agreement on final terms and conditions – on select routes from Chicago, O’Hare followed by Newark, offering customers connecting through the hub the opportunity to enjoy a premium cabin experience at every step of their journey.

Every customer. Every flight. Every day.

In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers’ best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today’s announcement, United recently released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats. The multimillion-dollar investment in improving inflight entertainment options will benefit the more than 29 million people expected to fly United’s DIRECTV-enabled planes this year.

In related news GoJet issued this statement:

GoJet is pleased to announce that United Airlines has selected it to fly Bombardier’s new model aircraft, the CRJ550.  GoJet and United Airlines have executed a letter of agreement for a deal to operate these aircraft for 10 years, subject to agreement on final terms and conditions.  The CRJ550 is a new aircraft type within Bombardier’s successful CRJ family of equipment and will revolutionize the customer experience in the 50-seat regional marketplace, while also offering many enhancements not available on larger regional jets flying in the marketplace today.

The new aircraft will feature more First Class seats (10) and Economy Plus seats (20) than many regional jets flying today. Additionally, there are new amenities that are currently unavailable on many of the regional jets in the marketplace, including a convenient beverage and snack station in the First Class cabin and a generous increase in on-board bag storage space eliminating the need for planeside or valet checked bags. The features available on the CRJ550 that are not available on any 50-seat aircraft include a larger cabin which will provide more overall legroom than any 50-seat jet in the United States and Wi-Fi on all aircraft.

GoJet’s selection as the launch provider of this important premium aircraft underscores United’s confidence in GoJet as a top regional performer.  “Being the world’s leading airline is more than just connecting our customers to hundreds of points around the globe. It’s about providing them with an unparalleled experience and product, a safe and well-maintained aircraft, and a reliable operation,” said Tracy Lee – SVP United Express. “GoJet has a proven track record as a top-performing regional partner, and it’s because of their efforts that we are confident in their future operating this unrivaled new regional product – the CRJ550.”

“We are proud to be the provider chosen to fly this newly launched premium product for United Airlines,” said Richard Leach, President and CEO of GoJet Airlines.  “Being part of a new product launch is very exciting for us and solidifies our importance as a strategic service provider in the regional airline marketplace, while providing long-term stability and growth for our company and our employees.”

The new ten-year agreement between GoJet and United will go into effect with the introduction of the first CRJ550, with planned entry into service by the summer of 2019. The current target is to have 25 in service by year end and all 50 aircraft in service by summer of 2020.

GoJet Airlines currently operates the Bombardier CRJ700 as a United Express carrier.

Atlas Air Worldwide announces guaranteed interview program for pilots at GoJet Airlines

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today said that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit and GoJet Airlines have entered an agreement guaranteeing GoJet pilots an interview with Atlas after as little as one to two years of service. First Officers with military flying experience will be eligible to interview with Atlas after just one year of service at GoJet, while all other pilots will be eligible to interview after a minimum of two years of service.

The world’s largest operator of modern Boeing 747 all-cargo aircraft, Atlas Air Worldwide is widely recognized as a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. With a focus on express, e-commerce and fast-growing markets, the company is in an era of significant business growth and development, with opportunities to expand its cargo and passenger operations with existing customers and with new ones.

“This agreement opens the door for GoJet pilots to potentially fly the Boeing 747 or 767, among the most storied aircraft in aviation history,” added GoJet Director of Flight Operations Randy Bratcher. “The opportunity to join the Atlas team and operate big Boeings all over the world is a very attractive career move for our pilots.”

Current GoJet pilots with the requisite time in service may immediately opt-in to the Atlas guaranteed interview program, while new GoJet pilots may do so as soon as time-in-service requirements are met.

With GoJet mentoring and a guaranteed interview, pilots invited to join Atlas can look forward to advancing their careers with a growing global air carrier, the opportunity to fly wide-body Boeing aircraft, and airline transportation to and from their base.

All photos by Atlas Air and GoJet Airlines.

GoJet Airlines announces a new pilot bonus package

United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

GoJet Airlines has announced a new bonus package to attract the most qualified pilot candidates to its team.  Now with up to $56,000 in bonuses for new hire First Officers, total compensation for GoJet pilots is among the highest in the regional airline industry.

The new bonus package includes a $51,000 bonus for new hire First Officers, as well as a $5,000 Air Carrier Experience Match for current and qualified pilots from any scheduled US or international air carrier.  Pilots eligible for this program may carry over longevity from their previous carrier at a rate of 1 to 1, and are also eligible for up to six months of early seniority.

GoJet programs include customized options for military pilots, helicopter pilots, student pilots, and flight instructors.  Furthermore, as the only regional airline with a direct pathway to Spirit Airlines, select GoJet plots can transition to a First Officer position at Spirit in as little as two years.  Additionally, GoJet’s referral program allows GoJet pilots to earn a $10,000 bonus for each successful pilot candidate they refer to the company.

“Our upgrade time is one of the fastest in the industry, our partnerships are unique, and we have the absolute best company culture,” GoJet Chief Operating Officer, Terry Basham said. “When pilots join the GoJet team, they launch their careers in a productive environment and could advance to a major airline in record time.”

GoJet Airlines is a regional carrier operating as United Express and Delta Connection. GoJet flies the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, two of the youngest and most technologically advanced regional jets in the industry. GoJet serves over 4.5 million passengers annually, with more than 240 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations. GoJet is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and has crew bases in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and St. Louis.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by GoJet): United Express-GoJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N169GJ (msn 10273) YYZ (Jay Selman). Image: 403779.

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United Express flight UA 3645 makes a nose wheel-up landing at Chicago O’Hare

 

United Express-GoJet CRJ700 N157GJ (CO 91)(Nose landing) ORD (Scott Frody)(LR)

United Airlines (Chicago) flight US 3645 from Grand Rapids, MI to the Chicago (O’Hare) hub landed this afternoon (March 14) with the nose wheel retracted. There were no reported injuries on the Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ according to WGN. The flight was operated by GoJet Airlines (St. Louis).

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According to a report by WZZM13, the passengers were informed 20 minutes into the flight there was a problem with the nose gear and the flight would be making an emergency landing at ORD.

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In related news, GoJet will take delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ900 in June. GoJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., will operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries will begin in June of 2015 and continue through October 2015.

GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, of which 22 are in service for Delta (the others for United under the United Express banner). GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.

Top: Twitter photo by Scott Frody. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ (msn 10230) of GoJet sits on its nose after landing. ARFF personnel assist the safe exit of all passengers and crew members.

United Express-GoJet aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N157GJ departs from Dulles International Airport (IAD) prior to the O’Hare incident.

GoJet Airlines to expand its Delta Connection contract, will operate seven Bombardier CRJ900s

GoJet Airlines (St. Louis), a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries are slated to begin in June of 2015 and continue through October.

The addition of these CRJ900 aircraft continues Delta’s domestic fleet optimization plan focused on reducing 50-seat regional jets while improving the overall customer experience.

GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class CRJ700 aircraft under the United Express and Delta Connection brands, of which 22 are in service for Delta. GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.

GoJet serves over 4 million passengers annually, with more than 220 daily flights providing service to over 60 destinations.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N367CA (msn 10069) lifts off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

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