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United to end Houston (Bush) – Dallas (Love) service

United Airlines (Chicago) is ending Houston (Bush Intercontinental) – Dallas (Love Field) United Express service on March 16. Currently ExpressJet Airlines operates seven daily flights on the route per Airline Route.

Previously Southwest Airlines had announced it was sub-leasing two gates from United Airlines at Love Field. Southwest will now operate from 18 gates at DAL and will start new flights to nine cities in April.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N17169 (msn 145844) arrives at Dulles International Airport near Washington.

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United to add United Express service between the Houston hub and Peoria

United Airlines (Chicago) is hoping this announcement will play well in Peoria. The carrier is adding United Express service between the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) hub and Peoria, Illinois. The new daily route will be launched on March 5, 2015 with Embraer ERJ 145s operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Houston) per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N16147 (msn 145749) is pictured on the ramp at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

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United to drop the Chicago O’Hare-Topeka route on September 3

United Airlines (Chicago) is ending United Express service from Topeka, Kansas to the Chicago (O’Hare) hub on September 3 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N18101 (msn 145590) arrives at the Chicago O’Hare hub.

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United Express service is coming to Atlantic City, New Jersey

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced the airline will inaugurate service at Atlantic City International Airport, offering customers daily nonstop flights to United’s hubs at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport beginning on April 1, 2014..

From Chicago, United’s flight to Atlantic City will depart at 8:10 a.m. (0810) daily, arriving at 11:17 a.m. (1117). The return flight will depart Atlantic City at 11:52 a.m. (1152) and arrive in Chicago at 1:10 p.m. (1310).

From Houston, United’s flight to Atlantic City will depart at 7 p.m. (1900) daily, arriving at 11:20 p.m. (2320). The return flight will depart Atlantic City at 6 a.m. (0600) and arrive in Houston at 8:49 a.m. (0849).

United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) will operate the Atlantic City flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. ExpressJet Airlines’ Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N12136 (msn 145719) arrives at the Chicago O’Hare hub.

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ExpressJet Airlines joins with Cape Air in the JetBlue University Gateway Program

ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) has joined the JetBlue University Gateway Program to give pilots a career path. The following statement was released:

The highly-successful University Gateway Program, a four-way collaboration with JetBlue Airways (New York), Cape Air (Hyannis), the University of North Dakota (UND) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), has added another airline.  ExpressJet Airlines, the largest regional airline in the world, will partner with Cape Air to provide a parallel path for aspiring pilots to join JetBlue. The Gateway Program has been designed to facilitate the early-entry of highly-qualified pilots from Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) programs, who have appropriate flight instructor experience, into Cape Air, where they further hone their skills. After gaining their Captain’s credentials at Cape Air, pilots can choose to interview with ExpressJet.  If accepted, they will be slotted for a training class providing valuable time as pilots in command.  They then will be eligible for a final interview with JetBlue after gaining their necessary hours.

There are now 140 pilots in the Gateway Program.  To date, four pilots have successfully completed the necessary steps and have been hired by JetBlue, with more qualifying for a final interview every month.  Cape Air expects as many as 50 pilots per year will eventually join JetBlue via the program.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. ExpressJet’s Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N16147 (msn 145749) is pictured at the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) hub operating as an United Express carrier.

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ExpressJet Airlines’ pilots now are “optimistic” for the sale to SkyWest

ExpressJet Airlines’ (Houston) pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), met this week to determine their position on the proposed sale of ExpressJet Airlines to SkyWest Holdings, Inc. (St. George) and the planned subsequent merger of the airline with Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (Atlanta), which was announced on August 4, 2010. The history of airline mergers has shown that pilot support is critical to an airline’s ability to fully realize the financial and operational gains from a merger.

After the August 4, 2010 announcement, the pilots’ union publicly stated a number of requirements that must be met for pilot support of the transaction:

– the transaction must result in a profitable airline that provides long-term stability and progressive career potential for our pilots;

– the transaction must honor the scope and successorship provisions of our collective bargaining agreement;

– management must commit to negotiating a joint collective bargaining agreement that benefits all pilots; and

– there must be a fair and equitable seniority list integration.

The union is now optimistic that the needs of the pilots will be protected.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N13124 (msn 145689) operating as Continental Express prepares to land at Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Continental Express starts Houston-Tuxtla Gutierrez flights

Continental Airlines (Houston-Bush Intercontinental) yesterday (June 9) began twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, the airline’s 30th Mexican destination.

The new flight, operated as a Continental Express service by ExpressJet Airlines (Houston), departs Houston at 6:15 p.m. (1815) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Tuxtla Gutierrez at 9:20 p.m. (2120). The return flight departs Tuxtla Gutierrez at 8:30 a.m. (0830) on Thursdays and Sundays and arrives in Houston at 11:20 a.m. (1120). ExpressJet will utilize the 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145XR regional jets for the new service.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. ExpressJet’s Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N13124 (msn 145689) prepares to land at Minneapolis/St. Paul.