ManaAir, LLC has announced it has completed its acquisition of United Airlines´ express carrier ExpressJet Airlines, the company said.
In 2019, ExpressJet will grow its fleet with 25 new dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for April.
Subodh Karnik will serve as President and CEO of ExpressJet. Karnik has more than 30 years of airline experience, including senior leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, and international and regional carriers.
ExpressJet Airlines serves more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The airline flies more than 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark.
ManaAir, LLC, is the parent company of ExpressJet, with United Airlines as a minority investor.
United Airlines is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL). United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.