This weekend marks the end of an era, as United Express will no longer operate the Bombardier Q200 turboprop aircraft, making United Express an all-jet operation in North America.
The final United Express turboprop flight, operated by CommutAir, is on Sunday, Jan. 7. Flight 4909 is scheduled to depart from SYR (Syracuse, New York) at 7:25 p.m. and arrive at IAD at 9:16 p.m.
“This aircraft has generated significant value to the company’s route network for many years,” said United Express SVP Brad Rich. “Working together with Network Planning, we are constantly analyzing our overall fleet plans ensuring we have the right aircraft meeting market demand. We are excited to have CommutAir converting to exclusively jet service, providing our customers and employees with a more efficient and consistent product.”
CommutAir has been transitioning its operations its fleet to Embraer’s E-145. We continue to operate turboprops (ATR-42s) in GUM (Guam) with our partner, Cape Air.
by Gladys Roman