GoJet Airlines, a regional carrier operating under the United Express banner, has placed an order for 20 new Bombardier CRJ550 aircraft. The CRJ550 is United’s way of remaining within its scope clauses while still offering premium products on low-demand routes.
GoJet Airlines announced that it will take on another 20 Bombardier CRJ550s. This is on top of the 54 CRJ550s the carrier already will operate for United. United Express CRJ550s made their debut out of Chicago.
This year however, these aircraft will make their way to United’s hubs in Newark and Washington–Dulles.
Most people consider regional flying in the US on 50-seat jets to be a bit of a nightmare at worst, or an “average” experience at best. These aircraft often feel rather cramped inside with their low ceilings. Inside, however, United has given passengers three different experiences. There is a distinct first class cabin with 10 seats in a 1-2 configuration.