The Circle is Complete: ExpressJet’s Long Journey Ends Where It Began

The Circle is Complete: ExpressJet’s Long Journey Ends Where It Began

It has been a long road for the regional carrier ExpressJet, but the recent announcement that ExpressJet would be acquired by United (through a subsidiary) brings the airline right back to where it started. It returns to its roots as a partner-owned regional airline flying only for that partner, Continental’s … Read the post

There is a Reason United’s Purchase of ExpressJet is So Complicated

There is a Reason United’s Purchase of ExpressJet is So Complicated

The news started rolling in on Tuesday. United would be purchasing regional-operator ExpressJet from its current parent company SkyWest, but this is no ordinary purchase. It’s a very complex transaction that has United only acquiring a minority stake in a shell company that will be majority-owned by a separate, secretive … Read the post

ExpressJet Tells United It Needs to Reduce Express Flying Due to Pilot Shortage

ExpressJet Tells United It Needs to Reduce Express Flying Due to Pilot Shortage

The impact of new rest rules and higher minimum hour requirements for commercial pilots in the US continues to have bigger and bigger implications. Last week, I wrote about the severe issues Great Lakes was facing, but now it’s much larger ExpressJet that’s being forced to reduce its flying… … Read the post

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