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US regional carrier ExpressJet to cease operations in October

The US regional carrier ExpressJet announced that it will cease its operations for United Express on September 30. The carrier also announced that it will lay off most of its 3,000 workers.

United Airlines announced on July 30 that it would not renew its contract with ExpressJet. The airline had no other customers as it does all the flying only for United.

ExpressJet is the World’s largest Embraer E145 operator. The Georgia-based airline has a total of 95 E145s in its fleet as of May 2020.

In a statement released by the airline, the airline said:

“On July 30, United Airlines selected CommutAir as its sole ERJ-145 operator, and asked ExpressJet Airlines to wind-down flying as a United Express regional carrier.”

“Due to the uncertainty of airline passenger travel as a result of the continuing pandemic, all ExpressJet flying for United Airlines will end on September 30, 2020.”