United Express Carrier ExpressJet Takes Delivery of First E175

By Anna Breuer on 1 May 2019
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DSC_0505United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines took delivery on Wednesday of its first new Embraer E175 aircraft.

The delivery took place at the Embraer delivery center in São José dos Compos, Brazil. The airline will take delivery of 25 E175s in 2019 and will use George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston as its first E175 base.

The Embraer E175 is a stretched version of the E170 and can seat 76 passengers in a dual-class configuration. It competes with the Bombardier CRJ900. The version delivered is a special 70-seat configuration with domestic first-class, premium economy lite, and coach seats.

In late 2018, SkyWest agreed to sell ExpressJet Airlines to United Airlines joint venture ManaAir for approximately $70 million in cash.

ExpressJet will operate the new 25 E175s under a new contract that was awarded based on competitive bids.

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