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United Airlines to Launch new Shuttle Service Between Newark Liberty and Reagan National Airports

Starting October 31, 2021, United Airlines will launch a new hourly shuttle service between New York-Newark and Reagan National Airport. The carrier will also add five new flights from LaGuardia to Washington Dulles, for 32 daily flights between NYC and Washington D.C.

United Express CRJ-550 - Courtesy United Airlines/PR Newswire

On Tuesday (October 26, 2021), United Airlines announced the launch of new hourly shuttle service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. from October 31, 2021. The airline will also add five new flights between New York-LaGuardia and Washington Dulles, for a total of around 32 daily flights between the NYC and D.C. areas, a 78 percent increase in service and more flights than any other airline. From October 31st, all United departures from Newark, JFK and LaGuardia will include a First Class option with dual-class aircraft including new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and CRJ-550s, the world’s first 50-seat regional jet with First Class seats and amenities, over 7,000 premium seats daily.

In Tuesday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Domestic Planning and United Express, Ankit Gupta, said,

“By flying spacious, modern planes out of the New York City area, we're not only giving our customers more flexibility and choice but we're also delivering a reliable, premium experience overall. Our customers who regularly travel between Washington, D.C., and New York have told us they value convenience and comfort above all else, and United is committed to providing the high level of service they're asking for.”

United’s CRJ-550s, which were originally designed for 70 passengers, offer 50 seats including 10 United First™, 20 Economy Plus®, and 20 Economy Class seats, as well as enough overhead bin space for every guest to carry a roller bag onboard. The aircraft also features a self-service refreshment bar for United First customers with a wide assortment of pre-packaged snacks and beverages. Additionally, customers will enjoy more legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline, inflight Wi-Fi, and complimentary entertainment on their own personal device.

United will also be flying their new Boeing 737-8 MAX on 22 daily flights from the New York City area. The aircraft features 16 United First and 54 Economy Plus seats, with over twice the extra legroom seats offered by competing airlines on similarly sized aircraft. United’s MAX 8s feature seatback entertainment at every seat, Bluetooth connectivity, larger overhead bins and the industry’s fastest available Wi-Fi.

United’s new shuttle service between Newark and Reagan National will operate seven days per week with 18 flights, offering nearly hourly service between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM. The carrier will also operate five daily flights between Newark and Washington Dulles. The new flights from LaGuardia and Washington Dulles bring the daily flight count on the route to nine, providing consistent service seven days per week from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

United Airlines’ shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated over 1.7 million flights carrying over 162 million guests. United Airlines operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with mainland U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’

Source: United Airlines/PR Newswire


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