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United outlines routes for new CRJ550 aircraft

14 Oct 2019 by Mark Caswell
United Airlines' CRJ-550

United Airlines has released details of the initial routes which will be served by its new Bombardier CRJ550 aircraft, which it says is “the world’s only 50-seat regional aircraft to offer true first-class seating”.

Go Jet Airlines – which operates flights for United under the United Express brand – recently took delivery of the first of 50 CRJ550s, and will initially operate the aircraft on 15 routes from Chicago O’Hare to the following destinations from October 27:

Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bentonville, Arkansas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Greensboro, North Carolina; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; Madison, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City; Richmond, Virginia; St Louis, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma

United says that additional cities will be added “over the coming weeks”, from United hubs in Chicago, New York Newark and Washington Dulles.

Seatplan for United's CRJ-550

The CRJ550 is based on the existing CRJ700 variant, with a configuration of just 50 seats – ten in first class, 20 in Economy Plus and 20 in economy. Above is a seat plan for the aircraft, taken from the United website.

The airline has highlighted a number of benefits of the new aircraft, including:

  • wifi connectivity
  • “space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board”
  • “a self-serve refreshment centre for United First customers featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages”
  • “more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a US airline”

united.com

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