04 October, 2018

CommutAir expands into Canada

CommutAir, a United Express carrier expands its route network from today, 4th October as the airline now operates five daily roundtrips from New York/Newark and Washington D.C's Dulles to Montreal's Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport.

Montreal becomes CommutAir's first international destination since transitioning to an all-jet fleet and the airline plans even more cross-border operations. Over the next few months, Commutair will spread its wings to Quebec City and Ottawa. "We're thrilled to add international service into Canada and look forward to watching our route map continue its rapid expansion as monthly aircraft deliveries fuel our growth," said Joel Raymond, Chief Operating Officer.

CommutAir was started in 1989 and operates flights under the United Express brand, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles. The airline flies some 1,000 weekly flights to more than 35 destinations.  During 2019 the airline plans to increase its fleet to 61 Embraer ERJ145's and is therefore currently seeking more than 400 pilots over the next two years.