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United Resumes Two Regional Routes

The carrier is set to restore two more regional routes that it ended due to the pandemic.

A CommuteAir Embraer E145 aircraft (Photo: CommuteAir)

United has decided to re-add regional flying to some of its smaller cities in the southeastern United States. During the height of COVID-19 and the years following, airlines had a hard time supplying pilots and numerous routes to smaller markets were cut.

Greensboro, N.C. and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C. will see the return of flights to United’s hub at Washington Dulles. While they both have continued to see service to Newark, Dulles flights were cut back in early 2022 due to the regional pilot supply issues. These two communities being restarted were among a list of nine cities being cut from Dulles in early 2022, most of which still haven’t seen the return service and one of which isn’t even served by United anymore at all.

The interior of CommuteAir’s E145 with its 1-2 configuration. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Similar to when they were last served from Dulles, service will be operated three times a day to each city onboard the 50-seat Embraer E145 operated by CommuteAir. Greenville/Spartanburg will begin on Sept. 26, 2024, while Greensboro will begin roughly a month later on Oct. 27, 2024.

Joey Gerardi

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  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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