Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., today launched a new partnership with United Airlines with scheduled service under the United Express code from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
ASA is starting United Express service with eight weekday flights from Chicago O’Hare, and 15 weekday flights from Washington Dulles, using eight newly refurbished 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. In May, ASA will add six CRJ200 aircraft to the United Express operation, bringing the average number of weekday flights to 90 and the total number of cities served by ASA in the United Express network to 21.
According to Bradford Holt, ASA president and COO, “We are very proud to expand our business to include this new partnership with United Airlines, while remaining steadfast in our commitment to providing safe, reliable service to customers of both our mainline partners.” He continued, “This is an exciting time at ASA made possible by the incredible dedication and hard work of ASA people to continue driving safety and quality into every area of our product.”
Cindy Szadokierski – vice president Airport Operations Planning and United Express, added, “We welcome ASA to the United Express family and look forward to working with them in providing our customers a seamless travel experience across the country.”
ASA opened a new crew domicile at Washington Dulles for 120 crewmembers and seven maintenance professionals working to support the United Express network.
The inaugural ASA-operated United Express flight departed on time today from Chicago O’Hare to Columbus, Ohio, at 6:24 a.m. CST.