ExpressJet Airlines has announced it will become the world´s largest operator of Embraer ERJ145s with the addition of 36 the aircraft to its United Express fleet, the company said.
The parties are working toward a long term extension of the ExpressJet Capacity Purchase Agreement.
As part of the long-term commitment to the Embraer ERJ145 and growth of the fleet, ExpressJet will announce additions to its crew bases and facilities at United hubs, including Denver, in the coming weeks. As part of the agreement, ExpressJet will also phase out its small fleet of E175 aircraft to speed growth and become an efficient single-fleet airline.
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL), to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Houston and Newark. ExpressJet´s fleet includes more than 100 Embraer ERJ145 and E175 aircraft. ExpressJet is a subsidiary of ManaAir, LLC. ManaAir is majority-owned by KAir Enterprises and minority-owned by United Airlines.