United Announces New Shuttle Program Between Newark Liberty and Reagan Domestic Airports Starting Oct. 31 with Customers’ Favorite Dual-Class CRJ-550

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United now makes 32 trips per day between the New York area and DC, a 78% increase and the most flights of any airline

Posted: October 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT|Update: 49 minutes ago

NEW YORK, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – United Airlines operates flights between New York City and Washington DC simpler and more convenient, announcing today the launch of a new shuttle service almost every hour between new York/ Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport on October 31, and adds five new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. In total, United will operate approximately 32 flights per day between new York and DC, a 78% increase and the most flights of any other airline.

United Airlines CRJ-550

United will operate approximately 32 flights between new York and DC, a 78% increase, the most flights of any other airline

United Airlines is also giving its all New York City clients an upgrade: start October 31, all airline departures from new York/ Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy The International Airport and LaGuardia Airport will include a First Class option, including the 737 MAX-8 and CRJ-550 – the world’s first 50-seat regional jet with first-class seating and amenities. United will now offer more than 7,000 premium seats to customers of New York City, more than any other airline, and the most in airline history.

“By flying spacious and modern airplanes from the New York City domain, we not only offer our customers more flexibility and choice, but we also provide a reliable and premium overall experience, ”said Ankit Gupta, senior vice president of interior planning and United Express. “Our customers who travel regularly between Washington DC, and new York told us they value convenience and comfort above all else, and United are committed to providing the high level of service they demand. “

United’s CRJ-550 is the world’s first 50-seat regional aircraft designed to provide first-class seating and amenities. Originally designed to accommodate over 70 passengers, United’s CRJ-550 configuration maximizes guest comfort and has revolutionized the regional flying experience with features such as:

  • 10 seats at United FirstSM, 20 seats in Economy Plus® and 20 seats in economy
  • Space for each customer to bring a wheeled bag on board.
  • A self-service refreshment center for United First customers, offering a wide assortment of prepackaged snacks and drinks.
  • More legroom per seat than any other 50-seat plane flown by an American airline.
  • The ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi.
  • Free entertainment service for personal devices, which allows passengers to watch hundreds of movies and TV shows while in flight.
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United gives customers more choices than ever before when selecting their preferred onboard experience and delivering MileagePlus® members more opportunities for upgrades. United will fly its new 737-MAX-8 on 22 daily flights from new York-Region. With 16 United First seats and 54 Economy Plus seats, more than double the number of additional leg seats offered by competing airlines on similar sized aircraft. Customers have the option of enjoying back-seat entertainment in each seat, Bluetooth connectivity, larger overhead compartments, and the industry’s fastest available Wi-Fi, elevating the flying experience to a whole new level. standard.

United’s new shuttle service enters new York/ Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan Domestic Airport will operate seven days a week, with 18 flights providing service almost hourly between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., more frequency than any other airline. The airline will also operate five daily flights between new York/ Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. The new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport will bring the number of daily flights to nine and provide consistent service seven days a week. between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m..

Tickets for all of these flights are available for sale now on United.com.

Committed to ensuring safe travel

United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness through their United CleanPlusprogram. United has partnered with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and sanitary security procedures from check-in to landing and have implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations designed for the customer and employee safety. Customers can view COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options, and download all required immunization tests and records for domestic and international travel, all within United’s Travel preparation center. United was the first airline to integrate all of these features into its mobile app and website.

United Next

United is more than ever focused on its commitment to its customers and employees. In addition to today’s announcement, United recently:

  • launched a ambitious plan to transform the United customer experience by adding and modernizing hundreds of aircraft, as well as investing in features like larger overhead compartments, backrest entertainment in every seat, and the fastest available Wi-Fi Of the industry.
  • Announcement of a creation goal of 25,000 unionized jobs by 2026 which includes careers as pilots, flight attendants, agents, technicians and dispatchers.
  • Announced that United will train at least 5,000 pilots by 2030 through the United Aviation Academy, with at least half the plan being women and people of color.
  • Required all U.S. employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • It became the first airline to offer customers the ability to check their destination’s travel requirements, schedule COVID-19 tests and more on its mobile app and website.
  • Investment in emerging technologies designed to decarbonize air transport, such as an agreement to work with an urban air mobility company Archer, an investment in the aeronautical start-up Heart Aerospace and a purchase agreement with Supersonic boom.
  • Committed to go 100% green by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050 without resorting to traditional carbon offsets, and our carbon intensity by 50% compared to 2019 by 2035, in particular by concluding a non-binding agreement to purchase a and a half times the amount of all public commitments from the rest of the world’s airlines to sustainable aviation fuel combined.
  • Removed modification fees for all economy and premium cabin tickets to travel to the United States

About United

United’s common goal is “Connect people. Unite the world”. In 2019, carriers United and United Express® operated over 1.7 million flights carrying over 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including hubs from the Americas to Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, new York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC To learn more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.

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