• Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines Announces Shuttle Service Between Washington D.C. and New York With 13 Daily Flights

United Airlines announced on Friday a new shuttle service between Washington-Reagan and New York-Newark with 13 daily flights. The route will be operated in large part with industry-leading two-class Bombardier CRJ-550 regional jets.


United Express Bombardier CRJ 550 - Courtesy United Airlines

On Friday, United Airlines announced the launch of a new hourly shuttle service between Reagan National International Airport in Washington D.C. and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. The route will be serviced largely by the world’s only two-cabin 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-550 regional jets. United’s regional aircraft have been specially configured for both business and leisure travelers, offering true First Class seating, WiFi, more leg room and enough overhead bin space to accommodate a roller bag for every guest. With today’s announcement, United Airlines will now offer more service between these two major gateways than any other airline in the world. Tickets will be available for purchase starting January 18th, for travel from March 29, 2020. In Friday’s announcement, United Express Senior Vice President, Sarah Murphy said,


“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. With our new shuttle service aboard the one-of-a-kind CRJ-550, United Airlines is the only carrier to deliver both.”


United’s CRJ 550s are configured with 10 seats in United First, 20 Economy Plus and 20 Economy Class seats, along with room for a carry-on bag for every guest. United First customers will enjoy a self-service refreshment center featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages. Overall, every guest will enjoy more legroom than on any other 50-seat aircraft flown by U.S. airline competitors and will be able to stay connected while inflight with United Wi-Fi.

Flights will depart Washington Reagan International Airport (DCA) every hour between 6:00AM and 6:00PM for the approximately one-and-a-half hour flight to New York-Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Likewise, return flights will depart New York-Newark every hour from 6:00AM to 6:00PM, with an additional evening flight at 8:00PM. As previously mentioned, most flights will be serviced by United’s industry-first Bombardier CRJ 550s, though some flights will be operated with Embraer E175s.



Source: United Airlines