ExpressJet to become world's largest Embraer ERJ145 operator

College Park, Georgia - The American regional charter operator ExpressJet Airlines will add 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft to its fleet operated on behalf of United Airlines' regional subsidiary United Express.

The inclusion of new ERJ145s will make ExpressJet the world's largest operator of the 50-seat aircraft with 125 copies. The new jets are expected to join the United Express's fleet over the next 12 months.

ExpressJet will make a significant investment to renew the interior of planes, including new panels, new seats, LED lighting, and a new In-Flight Entertainment system.

We have made the long-term commitment to the Embraer ERJ145 and designed the comprehensive cabin, seat, and entertainment upgrade to deliver a contemporary customer experience. We're confident that our partners at ExpressJet can execute that vision.

said Sarah Murphy, Senior Vice President of United Express.

United's trust in ExpressJet is a testament to the dedication and adaptability of ExpressJet's employees. Growing our fleet and upgrading the ERJ145s embodies our vision: 'To be the United Express carrier that best understands and fulfills the needs of United Airlines,

said Subodh Karnik, Chairman, and CEO of ExpressJet Airlines.

As part of the agreement with United, ExpressJet will also phase out its smaller fleet of Embraer E175 to speed up growth and become an efficient single-fleet operator.