United Airlines is expanding its flight service to NJ, NY from the DC area

United Airlines launches a new shuttle service, almost every hour, between Reagan National Airport and Newark Liberty International, adding five new flights between Dulles and LaGuardia.

United Airlines will launch a new, almost hourly shuttle service between Reagan National Airport and Newark Liberty International starting on October 21.

United will add five new flights between Dulles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

That means United will operate 32 flights each day between the Washington area and the New York City area, an increase of 78%, and more DC-to-New York flights than any other airline, according to United.

United will use a combination of dual-class jets, including new 737 MAX-8 aircraft and CRJ-550 jets with a first-class cabin. United has reconfigured the CRJ aircraft for their Washington-to-New York flights from their typical 70 seats to 50, to accommodate a first-class cabin.

“Our customers, who regularly travel between Washington, DC and New York, have told us that they value convenience and comfort above all else, and United is committed to providing the high level of service they demand,” said Ankit Gupta, United’s senior deputy director. President of Home Planning and United Express.

The reconfigured CRJ-550 jets used on the shuttle route will have a self-service refreshment center for first-class customers with free pre-packaged snacks and beverages.

The Reagan National-to-Newark bus will have a total of 18 daily flights between 06.00 and 22.00. There will be a total of nine daily flights from Dulles between 06.00 and 22.00.

Delta Air Lines operates 10 daily direct flights between Reagan National and LaGuardia. American and JetBlue also operate several daily flights between Reagan National and LaGuardia and JFK.

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