Showing posts with label CRJ550. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CRJ550. Show all posts

27 October, 2021

United to operate shuttle link between Newark Liberty and Reagan National from 31st October with two class CRJ-550

United Airlines has confirmed it will launch a new nearly hourly shuttle service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport from 31st October.  The mega-carrier is also adding five new flights between LaGuardia Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. In total, United will operate about 32 flights each day between the NYC and D.C. areas, a 78% increase and the most flights of any other airline.

United Airlines is also giving all of its New York City customers an upgrade: starting October 31, all of the airline's departures from New York/Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport will include a first-class option, including the 737 MAX-8 and the CRJ-550 – the world's first 50-seat regional jet with first-class seats and amenities. United will now offer over 7,000 premium seats to customers in New York City, more than any other airline, and the most in the airline's history.

"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," said Ankit Gupta, Senior Vice President of Domestic Planning and United Express. "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-550 is the world's first 50-seat regional aircraft designed to offer first class seats and amenities. Originally designed to seat 70 plus passengers, United's CRJ-550 configuration maximizes customer comfort and has revolutionized the regional flying experience with features like:

26 March, 2021

United Airlines adds 26 new routes between Midwest cities and popular summer getaway destinations in the South and New England

United Airlines  adding 26 new routes between Midwest cities and popular summer getaway destinations in the South and New England


In May, United will also resume more than 20 domestic routes and fly more than 100% of its pre-pandemic schedule to Latin America

The U.S. mega-carrier United Airlines has announced a raft of new routes it will introduce in time for the summer season.  The 26 new nonstop routes between Midwest cities such as Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee and popular vacation destinations such as Hilton Head, Pensacola, and Portland, will start in May. The airline also plans to resume more than 20 domestic routes and will start a new service between Orange County and Honolulu.

Internationally, in May United will fly more than 100% of its pre-pandemic schedule to Latin America compared to what it operated in 2019, including more flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The airline also plans to resume flights between Chicago and Tokyo Haneda, resume passenger flights between New York/Newark and Milan and Rome, and restart service between Chicago and Amsterdam. In total, United plans to operate 52% of its overall schedule compared to May 2019, whereas in May 2020 United, operated 14% of its overall schedule compared to May 2019.

"In the past few weeks, we have seen the strongest flight bookings since the start of the pandemic," said Ankit Gupta, vice president of United's domestic network planning and scheduling. "As we rebuild our schedule to meet that demand, adding in seasonal point-to-point flying is just one of the ways we are finding opportunities to add new and exciting service. And as we have done throughout the entire pandemic, we will continue being nimble and strategic with our network to add the right service to the destinations our customers want to visit."

03 June, 2020

Bombardier Concludes Sale of the CRJ Series Regional Jet Program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Bombardier confirmed on Monday the closing of the previously announced sale of the CRJ Series aircraft program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd for a cash consideration of approximately $550 million, subject to post-closing adjustments and the assumption of liabilities by MHI related to credit and residual value guarantees and lease subsidies amounting to approximately $200 million. Under the agreement, the Corporation’s net beneficial interest in the Regional Aircraft Securitization Program (RASPRO), which is valued at approximately $170 million, has been transferred to MHI.

Through this sale, MHI acquires the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, including the related services and support network located in Montréal, Québec, and Toronto, Ontario, and its service centres located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Tucson, Arizona, as well as the type certificates.

Bombardier will continue to supply components and spare parts and will assemble the remaining 15 CRJ aircraft in the backlog as of March 31, 2020 on behalf of MHI until the complete delivery of the current backlog, expected in the second half of 2020.

Bombardier retains certain liabilities representing a portion of the credit and residual value guarantees totalling $288 million as of March 31, 2020. This amount is largely fixed and not subject to future changes in aircraft value and is mainly payable by Bombardier over the next four years.

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14 October, 2019

United schedules its CRJ550 regional commuter jets.

United Airlines has released details of the routes it is going to put the CRJ550 jets on,  with tickets on sale now.  The small commuter style aircraft commence commercial operations from 27th October with an initial schedule of 15 cities from Chicago O'Hare.

United claims the CRJ-550 is the only 50-seat regional aircraft in the world to offer true first-class seating and other premium amenities like 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. The aircraft will also have United's expensive inflight WiFi.

Initially, the CRJ 550 will fly between Chicago O'Hare and:

Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)
Bentonville, Arkansas (XNA).
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
Cincinnati (CVG)
Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)
Indianapolis, Indiana (IND),
Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)
Oklahoma City (OKC)
Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
St. Louis, Missouri (STL)
Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)

Additional cities will be added over the coming weeks from United hubs in Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.

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07 February, 2019

Major developments for Bombardier as it launches a new innovative 50-seater aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is launching a new 50 seat jet from its successful CRJ regional jet programme. The Canadian firm hopes to introduce the CRJ550, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world. 

The CRJ550 is based on the firms CRJ700 and United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model. 

The CRJ550 is a new aircraft type based on the CRJ700 platform.

This aircraft model is the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft
in the world