United Airlines announced the launch of a new hourly shuttle service between New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport serving the New York Metro area and Washington’s Reagan National Airport. The service will comprise 13 daily flights, most of which will be operated with the Bombardier CRJ-550, the world's only two-cabin, 50-seat regional aircraft.
The CRJ-550 boasts an impressive array of features and amenities, including a self-serve refreshment center for United First customers with a wide assortment of snacks and beverages, in-flight WiFi, enough space for travelers to take their luggage on board, and more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.
"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," said Sarah Murphy, United's senior vice president of United Express. "With our new shuttle service aboard the one-of-a-kind CRJ-550, United Airlines is the only carrier to deliver both."
Tickets are currently available for purchase, and the service officially launches on Mar. 29.