Regional Carrier ExpressJet Begins Embraer E175 Service

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express regional carrier, began commercial service with its newest fleet type, the Embraer E175, on Thursday. The first flight, UA4042, departed Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, coincidentally the airline's two main…

SkyWest Airlines Sells Off ExpressJet to Joint Venture

U.S. regional airline SkyWest Airlines has announced the sale of subsidiary ExpressJet Airlines to a joint venture that includes United Airlines. The deal is worth $70 million in cash as well as the joint venture assuming all liabilities of ExpressJet,…

A String of Bad Luck? Three Near Back-to-Back Aviation Incidents…

The East Coast's commercial aviation sector was hit with a heavy dose of bad luck early this week, featuring three back-to-back inflight mechanical incidents involving separate¬†U.S. airlines. In every case, however, the rigid and persistent nature of commercial aviation safety…

United Looking into Acquiring ExpressJet Stake

United Airlines is looking into possibly acquiring an ownership stake in ExpressJet, according to Bloomberg. The regional airline is a subsidiary of SkyWest and currently holds a codeshare agreement with United. Potential goals and benefits associated with a stake in…