The airline was established in 1986 and started operations in 1987. Its origins were in a group of small commuter airlines acquired by Texas Air Corporation / Continental Airlines. These included Bar Harbor Airlines in Maine, Provincetown-Boston Airlines in New England, Rocky Mountain Airways in Denver, Colorado and Britt Airways in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1996, to market and distinguish the jets, Continental Airlines names the airline â€œExpressJet.â€
ExpressJet was spun off from Continental in 2002. Afterwards the company began plans to move into a corporate headquarters location. Following a December 2005 decision by Continental to reduce ExpressJet"s Continental Express flying by 69 aircraft, the airline elected to operate the aircraft independently. On December 31, 2006, the airline began its charter operation. In July 2008, the airlines announced that their agreement had been terminated and ExpressJet would end all Delta Connection flying by September 1.
A few days after announcing the end of its agreement with Delta, ExpressJet announced on July 8, 2008, that it would also end its independent ExpressJet-branded flying on September 2 due to the oil price increases since 2003. In 2009, ExpressJet begins flying as United Express under a temporary contract. In 2010, Atlantic Southeast acquired ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., parent company of ExpressJet Airlines, and announced plans to merge the two airlines to form the worldâ€™s largest regional airline. In 2011, Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet achieve single operating certificate status from the FAA and form the new ExpressJet.
About the airline
ExpressJet is an American airline based in College Park, Georgia, USA. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., parent company of the air carrier SkyWest Airlines. Itâ€™s the largest regional airline in the world with more than 400 aircraft. ExpressJet operates as Delta Connection, United Express and Continental Express to serve more than 188 airports in the U.S., Bahamas, Canada and Mexico.
ExpressJet Airlines, as an independent carrier, flew to 20 destinations throughout the United States until the airline suspended independent flying on September 2, 2008, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
ExpressJet Airlines fleet consists of the following aircrafts: 112 Bombardier CRJ200ER, 46 Bombardier CRJ700ER, 10 Bombardier CRJ900ER and 242 Embraer ERJ-145.
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The cheapest flights offered by ExpressJet is for the route Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Raleigh to New Orleans which takes 2h 30m.
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