ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ManaAir, LLC, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines. ExpressJet flies for United Airlines as a United Express carrier.
In 2019, ExpressJet will grow its fleet with 25 new dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for April.
Subodh Karnik will serve as President and CEO of ExpressJet. Karnik has more than 30 years of airline experience, including senior leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, and international and regional carriers.
"I am honored to join the strong, resilient team at ExpressJet as we cement the United Express partnership and benefit from the strength of United Airlines' investment," said Karnik. "Twenty percent growth, including hiring 600 pilots in 2019, is only the start."
About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines, to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The airline flies more than 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier pay and work rules as well as a direct path to a career at United Airlines. For further information, contact 404-856-1199, [email protected].
About ManaAir, LLC
ManaAir, LLC, is the parent company of ExpressJet, with United Airlines as a minority investor. For further information, contact [email protected].
About United Airlines
United Airlines is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL). United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. For further information, contact United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, 872-825-8640, [email protected].
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