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ATLANTA, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines announced that a new four year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) went into effect on March 9, 2020, covering the airline’s Flight Attendants represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO. The new agreement, implemented following the conclusion of an arbitration proceeding, includes wage increases for the Flight Attendants and combines two previously separate work groups into one seniority list and contract.

“I am glad to see this effort come to a successful conclusion – with one single Flight Attendant workgroup and an industry-leading contract,” said Vice President of Inflight Services and Airport Operations Brandee Reynolds. “We can now turn our attention to growth and to becoming the world’s largest Embraer ERJ145 airline”.

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ATLANTA, February 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today it will add 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft to its United Express fleet, which will make ExpressJet the world’s largest operator of the 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft.  The parties are working towards a long term extension of the ExpressJet Capacity Purchase Agreement.

The agreement will include:

  • The addition of 36 Embraer ERJ145 aircraft over the next 12 months, totaling more than 125 ERJ145s in the fleet.
  • A multi-year extension of the company’s Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with United Airlines.
  • A significant investment in a complete interior refresh of the ERJ145 aircraft comprising new panels, new seats and LED lighting.

“We have made the long-term commitment to the Embraer ERJ145 and designed the comprehensive cabin and seat upgrade to deliver a contemporary customer experience,” said Sarah Murphy, Senior Vice President of United Express. “We’re confident that our partners at ExpressJet can execute that vision.”

“United’s trust in ExpressJet is a testament to the dedication and adaptability of ExpressJet’s employees,” said Subodh Karnik, Chairman and CEO of ExpressJet Airlines. “Growing our fleet and upgrading the ERJ145s embodies our vision: ‘To be the United Express carrier that best understands and fulfills the needs of United Airlines.’”

As part of the long-term commitment to the Embraer ERJ145 and growth of the fleet, ExpressJet will announce additions to its crew bases and facilities at United hubs, including Denver, in the coming weeks. As part of the agreement, ExpressJet will also phase out their small fleet of E175 aircraft to speed-up growth and become an efficient single-fleet airline.

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ATLANTA, February 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today it is increasing its pilot bonus program to offer up to $40,000 for qualified pilot captains upon completion of training with ExpressJet.

The program will include a $22,500 sign-on bonus and an additional $17,500 for all captain-qualified pilots joining the company – whether they have a type rating or not.

“ExpressJet continues to experience massive growth and is looking for pilots that can step into the left seat now,” said Scott Hall, Vice President of Flight Operations. “Adding new, qualified pilot captains will be essential to our exciting progress this year.’”

ExpressJet also offers a sign-on bonus and additional ratings bonuses for all pilots. Interested pilots can find out more at:

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ATLANTA, December 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) covering the carrier’s Dispatchers.

“This new agreement recognizes the valuable operational role our Dispatchers play in ensuring ExpressJet’s future growth as a trusted United Express Partner,” said Larry Snyder, Managing Director of the Operations Support Center. 

Representatives from TWU and ExpressJet negotiated a four-year agreement that raises wages and acknowledges the continued contributions of ExpressJet’s Flight Dispatchers who work in the carrier’s Operation Support Center (OSC) in Atlanta, GA.

Communication from the Transport Workers Union on the Tentative Agreement can be found at:


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ATLANTA, November 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today “pinned the wings” on 29 new flight attendants at a graduation ceremony at its training  center in Houston, TX. This is the first group of flight attendants to be hired since the airline began flying the Embraer E175 aircraft.

“We are excited to begin hiring again as we ramp up operations on the E175 aircraft,” said Brandee Reynolds, Vice President of Inflight Services and Airport Operations. “And we are preparing for a busy next year in our flight attendant hiring and training department.”

ExpressJet will expand its flight attendant hiring, with plans for one new hire flight attendant class per month in 2020. This will complement other recruiting efforts across the company, including 700+ pilots and 70+ maintenance personnel, as ExpressJet continues on its growth trajectory.


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ATLANTA, November 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, began assigning pilots to its Embraer E175 aircraft base of operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, in advance of a January 1, 2020 open. 

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 “Chicago’s size and central location makes it a highly desirable location for commuter pilots and locals alike,” said Scott Hall, Vice President of Flight Operations. “Opening the E175 crew base in Chicago is a natural outcome of ExpressJet’s growth trajectory.”

The E175 base will be in addition to ExpressJet’s existing ERJ145 pilot, flight attendant, and maintenance bases in Chicago. This is ExpressJet’s second E175 base, after the first base opened at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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ATLANTA, November 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, this week welcomed Kevin Langford as Vice President of the company’s Human Resources division. Langford’s key responsibilities will include talent acquisition, employee relations, corporate communications and compensation and benefits administration. 

Langford joins ExpressJet with 18 years of progressive Human Resources and Labor Relations experience in both corporate and field locations, primarily in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries.

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“We are in the midst of tremendous activity – in 2020 we will hire the equivalent of 25% of our staff,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “Kevin’s broad background and experience will benefit ExpressJet as we seek to excel as a United Express partner.”

Langford will report to John Varley, the company’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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United announced last week an updated Career Pathway Program (CPP) for pilots being called Aviate. The new program provides a clear and direct path forward for career progression to United for our current pilots. It will also provide exciting opportunities for incoming pilots looking to join the ExpressJet Airlines team. Further details of the program are still being finalized, and will be shared once completed.

Chicago Business Journal picked up the story in an article which can be found here:

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ATLANTA, August 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Larry Snyder has been named Managing Director of its Operations Support Center. Snyder will lead dispatch and flight control teams for the airline. He replaces Captain Scott Hall, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Flight Operations.

Snyder joins ExpressJet from United Airlines where he was responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of United Express partner performance and served as the primary liaison between United and the senior leadership of its regional partners.

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“We’ve worked with Larry for many years and have always appreciated his collaborative and thoughtful leadership style,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He is a natural fit for the ‘orchestra conductor’ role in our Operations Support Center, and we are lucky to have his expertise, temperament and work ethic at ExpressJet.”

Snyder will report to John Greenlee, ExpressJet’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control. Among Snyder’s 2019-2020 goals will be to smoothly integrate the 25 incoming Embraer E175 aircraft into ExpressJet’s flying footprint.

Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.  

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ATLANTA, August 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Bruce Jones has been named Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. Jones will be responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations. He will replace Jamie Hill who is advancing to a leadership role at United Airlines.

Jones joins ExpressJet from United where he managed aircraft transfers. Prior to United, he enjoyed a 21-year career with ExpressJet that spanned every area of aircraft maintenance and engineering. He last served as Senior Director of Maintenance Control, Planning and Production.

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“I am thrilled that Bruce has decided to rejoin the ExpressJet family,” said Chairman and CEO Subodh Karnik. “He brings a wealth of experience gained during his years at ExpressJet and United that will be immensely valuable as we grow with new Embraer E175s.”

Bruce is a Texas native and is married with four children and two grandchildren.

Hill moves to United after a 15-year career with ExpressJet. He began as an aircraft mechanic and steadily advanced into leadership roles of increasing responsibility. In 2016, he was named vice president.

“We are very proud of Jamie’s accomplishments at ExpressJet,” said Karnik. “ExpressJet’s loss is United’s gain, and we will continue to follow his trajectory at United.”

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