United Airlines announced Thursday a new hourly airline route between Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington, D.C’s Reagan National Airport.
United says it will operate the world’s only two-cabin, 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ-550 – on most flights. The airline says tickets for the 13 daily flights will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 18 and that service starts on March 29.
United says the CRJ-550 is designed for business and leisure travelers who want true-first-class seating, Wi-Fi, more legroom and enough space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board.
“Our customers who regularly travel between Washington, D.C. and New York – one of the busiest routes in the country – have told us they value convenient flights and a comfortable ride above all else,” Sarah Murphy, United’s senior vice president of United Express, said. “With our new shuttle service aboard the one-of-a-kind CRJ-550, United Airlines is the only carrier to deliver both.”
United Airlines says the CRJ-550 jet features 10 seats in United First, 20 seats in Economy Plus, and 20 Economy seats; a self-serve refreshment center for United First customers featuring snacks and beverages; more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline; and the ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi.