Category Archives: United Express

United to end Cape Air ATR 42 United Express service, the last turboprop service

United Airlines has announced it will end the United Express ATR 42 service provided by Cape Air on May 31, 2018 from Guam. United will use mainline Boeing 737s to fly between Guam and Saipan starting on June 1, 2018.

Cape Air’s wings in Micronesia includes service to the islands of Guam, Rota and Saipan. The market is served by Cape Air’s ATR 42s, and are operated for United Express (formerly Continental Connection).

Cape Air operates three ATR 42s for United in Micronesia. This operation is the last turboprop United Express operation.

Route Map in Micronesia:

Photos: Cape Air/Kim Barksdale.

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United to end Cleveland – Milwaukee service

United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N11109 (msn 145657) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 929519.

United Airlines in June is ending United Express service between its former hub at Cleveland and Milwaukee. According to Airline Route, the last flight will be operated on June 6, 2018.

 

The route is currently operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

Copyright Photo: United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N11109 (msn 145657) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 929519.

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United to add Newark – Presque Isle service

United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13956 (msn 145078) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 908396.

United Airlines will add Newark – Presque Isle, ME service in July. Starting on July 1, 2018, ExpressJet Airlines will operate daily United Express service. The new route will be operated with Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13956 (msn 145078) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 908396.

United Express-Expressjet aircraft slide show:

United and Mesa Airlines receive tentative approval to increase to daily service between Houston and Havana

United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded United Airlines and Mesa Airlines authority to begin offering daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Subject to final government approval, United will expand from Saturday-only service to daily service.

Launched in December 2016, United’s successful Saturday-only service between Houston and Havana has provided thousands of customers with greater choice and convenience when planning travel to Havana.

United plans to operate service between Houston and Havana with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft. Mesa Airlines will operate regional jet aircraft as United Express. Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jet offers 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats.

 

Copyright Photo: United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

United Express-Mesa aircraft slide show:

United to add Chicago O’Hare – Bismarck United Express service

United Express-Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N21130 (msn 14500704) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 929955.

United Airlines (Chicago) on June 7, 2018 will add United Express service linking the Chicago (O’Hare) hub with Bismarck, ND.

The new twice-daily route will be operated by Trans States Airlines according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: United Express-Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N21130 (msn 14500704) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 929955.

United Express-Trans States aircraft slide show:

Trans States Airlines Route Map:

CommutAir becomes all-jet, phases out its last DHC-8-200 Dash 8

United Express-CommutAir Bombardier DHC-8-202 (Q200) N363PH (msn 520) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 909271.

CommutAir operated their last scheduled turboprop flights on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

The final United Express turboprop flight, operated by CommutAir, operated on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Flight UA 4909 departed from Syracuse, New York (SYR) at 7:30 p.m. and arrived at Washington (Dulles) (IAD) at 8:45 p.m. with the pictured N363PH (top).

On Monday, the Dash 8s were replaced with Embraer 145 regional jets.

 

CommutAir operated 16 37-seat DHC-8-200 Dash 8s and five 50-seat DHC-8-300 Dash 8s.

The DHC-8-300 were previously retired on September 5, 2017.

In August 2017, CommutAir and United announced plans to replace the Dash 8s with 21 Embraer 145 regional jets.

The Embraer fleet has already grown to 23 and could expand to 60.

CommutAir operates to 20 + cities in the midwest, and northeast.

Albany, NY Lexington, KY
Buffalo, NY Manchester, NH
Burlington, VT Milwaukee, WI
Charleston, SC Norfolk, VA
Cleveland, OH Portland, ME
Columbus, OH Providence, RI
Fayetteville, NC Richmond, VA
Grand Rapids, MI Rochester, NY
Greensboro, NC Savannah, GA
Greenville / Spartanburg, SC St. Louis, MO
Harrisburg, PA Syracuse, NY
Hartford, CT Washington, DC
Indianapolis, IN
Ithaca, NY
Jacksonville, FL

 

Cape Air (Hyannis) operates three turboprops for United Express on local routes from Guam.

These three aircraft are now the last turboporps to be operated in United colors.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by CommutAir): United Express-CommutAir Bombardier DHC-8-202 (Q200) N363PH (msn 520) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 909271.

United Express-CommutAir aircraft slide show:

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Air Wisconsin to fly exclusively under the United Express livery by March 2018

American Eagle-Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N444ZW (msn 7788) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403522.

Air Wisconsin Airlines (Appleton, WI) is phasing down its contract as an American Eagle operator.

Air Wisconsin Airlines, founded in 1965, operates nearly 350 departures per day system-wide to 26 states and 3 Canadian provinces with American Airlines and United Airlines, serving nearly 6 million passengers per year.

Air Wisconsin will be exclusively flying under the United Express livery by March of 2018.

The fleet is actively being repainted into United Express colors.

On March 1, 2017, Air Wisconsin announced a new agreement with United Airlines to once again operate under the United Express banner.

Air Wisconsin became an American Eagle operator when US Airways was merged into American. Air Wisconsin had previously been an US Airways Express operator. The American contract is due to expire in March 2018.

The remaining American Eagle routes radiate from the Philadelphia hub. They will all be gone by March 2018.

Meanwhile the expanding United Express routes radiate from the Washington (Dulles) and Chicago (O’Hare) UA Hubs.

Air Wisconsin is reestablishing a familiar route this summer. Starting this summer on June 8, 2018 Air Wisconsin will operate a nonstop flight from Appleton to Denver for United Airlines.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Wisconsin): American Eagle-Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N444ZW (msn 7788) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403522.

American Eagle-Air Wisconsin aircraft slide show:

United Express-Air Wisconsin aircraft slide show: