Starting May 17, we will be launching service with the Embraer 175 aircraft on flights between Chicago O’Hare and Ronald Reagan Washington National. Routes between Chicago O’Hare and Boston’s Logan International Airport begin May 19; between Chicago O'Hare and Atlanta, New York LaGuardia & Minneapolis begin June 14 and between Houston hub George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Atlanta, Austin & New Orleans on June 15.
The 76-seat Embraer 175 is the newest addition to the United Express fleet. United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the flights, with 12 seats in United First, 16 seats in United Economy Plus and 48 seats in United Economy.
The E175 aircraft offers more personal space for customers, with wider seats and aisles than other regional aircraft. Each United First seat features a power outlet. The aircraft’s large overhead bins can accommodate standard carry-on bags, resulting in more convenience for customers.
“Our customers tell us they value comfort and convenience in an inflight experience,” said Jeff Foland, our executive vice president of marketing, technology and strategy. “The addition of the E175 to the United Express fleet enables us to maintain and better serve our customers, particularly in regional and in high-frequency business markets, as we build a flyer friendly airline.”
As we induct the new aircraft into the United Express fleet, we will be removing less efficient regional aircraft. The E175s consume less fuel per seat and have fewer CO2 emissions per seat than the aircraft they replace.