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An ExpressJet E145. The regional carrier's contract with United Airlines is being terminated. (Photo: Timothy Powaleny via Creative Commons)

ExpressJet to End Operations On Sept. 30

In a message sent to employees on Monday, ExpressJet announced that it will end its operations for United Airlines at the end of September. When it was beaten out by CommutAir for a contract to operate Embraer ERJ145s for United Airlines, ExpressJet had hoped to continue operating with the legacy carrier through the end of the year. Aero Crew News first reported the development early Monday morning. “On July 30, United Airlines selected CommutAir as its sole ERJ145 operator and…

United Nixes Long-Time ExpressJet Regional Contract

United Airlines and ExpressJet, a regional airline that operates under the United Express brand, have announced that United is dropping its contract with ExpressJet by the end of 2020, per an internal ExpressJet email to employees obtained by AirlineGeeks. “As you may be aware, United made a strategic decision to…