United Airlines this week will launch an almost hourly shuttle service between Newark Liberty and Washington Reagan National airports, the carrier announced.
The shuttle service, which starts in October. 31, will have 18 daily flights between the two airports between 6:00 and 22:00, seven days a week. Additionally, United is adding five new flights between LaGuardia and Washington Dulles, bringing its total daily flights between these two airports to nine.
In total, these new flights bring United to approximately 32 daily flights between the New York and Washington, DC areas, a 78% increase over its previous capacity. United claims it is the highest of any airline between the two areas.
All of these flights, as well as all other flights from the three major New York area airports, will include a first class option starting in October. 31, according to United. The carrier is using its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which include 16 First and 54 Economy Plus seats, on 22 daily flights from the New York area. In addition, it uses its new Bombardier CRJ-550 design, with 50 seats, instead of the usual design of 70 or more seats for the type of aircraft, including 10 First, 20 Economy Plus and 20 Economy standard.
“Our customers who travel regularly between Washington, DC and New York have told us they value convenience and comfort above all else,” said Ankit Gupta, United Express Senior SVP for National Planning and United Express in a statement. .