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ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, recently welcomed Ajit Jacob as Managing Director of Transformation. In this newly created role, he will lead expansion of the company’s corporate infrastructure and support functions, as the airline grows with new Embraer E175s and hires more than 600 pilots in 2019.  

Jacob joins ExpressJet with more than a decade of financial planning and analysis roles at United Airlines, including experience in Human Resources, Network Operations and Real Estate. He most recently served as Director of Compensation at United. 

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“Ajit earned an impressive résumé of accomplishments, as well as the respect of his colleagues, while leading various strategic initiatives at United,” said Senior Vice President of Administration and General Counsel John Varley. “We are pleased to have him join the growing ExpressJet family and look forward to him further propelling our growth plans.”

 Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Houston.

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ATLANTA, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today announced that it is welcoming Australian pilots to join in its growth by introducing a new E-3 Visa Program. The program allows Australian pilots to live in the U.S. while flying for ExpressJet. ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 pilots as it grows with 25 new Embraer E175 aircraft in 2019.

“ExpressJet’s E-3 Program is the perfect gateway for Australian pilots who want to grow their careers by flying an all-jet fleet on behalf of United – one of the world’s largest airlines and most iconic brands,” said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. “Our program provides a smooth, worry-free transition to the U.S. and offers an on-going support network to ensure our E-3 pilots are successful in their careers.”

Pilots who participate in ExpressJet’s E-3 Program will complete training at the airline’s Houston, Texas, training complex, where the airline has its own E175 and ERJ145 full-motion flight simulators. Training is paid and single-occupancy hotel accommodations are provided.

After training, pilots will be based at one of ExpressJet’s five domiciles (Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; Newark, New Jersey) and may choose to live in base or the city of their choice by using flight and airline jumpseat privileges to travel to base. 

E-3 Program pilots are eligible for ExpressJet’s $22,000 new-hire bonus and an additional $5,000 bonus for an eligible type rating. In addition, pilots are eligible for ExpressJet’s health and wellness insurance plans and have access to travel privileges on United Airlines and other participating, global carriers. E-3 Program participants will also have access to a company liaison to help navigate their new careers in the U.S.    

Australian pilots interested in flying for ExpressJet should apply at or on After completing a video interview, ExpressJet will initiate the Visa application and cover costs related to the process as well as travel expenses to the U.S. Applicants can visit for complete qualifications and application requirements.

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ATLANTA, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today the addition of its first Embraer E175 full-motion flight simulator at its Houston training complex. The device, designed by FlightSafety International, will further bolster the airline’s in-house capability to train more than 250 pilots on the E175 in 2019.

“Adding an in-house E175 simulator reinforces ExpressJet’s commitment to become the preferred E175 platform for United Express,” said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. “We remain one of the select few regional airlines to train pilots almost entirely in-house, and the E175 simulator at our Houston training complex will continue giving us greater quality control and the best possible scheduling flexibility and throughput.”

The E175 simulator joins ExpressJet’s two Embraer ERJ145 full-motion flight simulators, a motion-capable ERJ145 cabin trainer and a host of other devices, at ExpressJet’s Houston pilot and flight attendant training complex.

ExpressJet will accept delivery of its first of 25 E175 aircraft in April and will add three to four aircraft per month through 2019. The initial fleet will operate out of its Houston hub, with a second base location to be announced soon.

To support its significant growth, and to backfill the expected advancement of more than 200 pilots to United Airlines through the Pilot Career Path Program (CPP), ExpressJet is hiring more than 600 pilots in 2019 and hosting up to three new-hire pilot training classes per month. Pilots who sign on with ExpressJet can expect a quick selection process, an immediate class date and to bid for flying within three months. Paid training and single-occupancy hotel accommodations are standard. Pilots interested in joining ExpressJet should visit or to apply.

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About ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL), to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ExpressJet’s fleet includes more than 110 Embraer ERJ145 and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, with 25 new Embraer E175s being added in 2019. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier pay and quality of life and a career path to United Airlines. ExpressJet is a subsidiary of ManaAir, LLC, a minority affiliate of United Airlines. For further information, contact 404-856-1199,

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ATLANTA, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) for a four-year contract covering the company’s more than 650 flight attendants. The agreement, upon ratification, will unite employees currently covered by two separate agreements into a single workgroup, providing flight attendants the flexibility to work any aircraft across the ExpressJet network.

“This tentative agreement recognizes and rewards our flight attendants for their dedication to safety and exceptional customer service,” said Vice President of Inflight Services Brandee Reynolds. “It is a significant milestone in our progress as a United Express carrier, and I greatly appreciate the work of the negotiating teams.”

ExpressJet recently announced the addition of 25 Embraer E175 aircraft to its fleet, starting in June, to be flown on behalf of United Express. This agreement will further support the speedy, eight-month deployment of these aircraft.

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ATLANTA, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, recently achieved two significant pilot training milestones for the April launch of its new Embraer E175 fleet. The airline is growing with 25 E175s and hiring more than 600 pilots in 2019.

Captain Pat Greene became ExpressJet’s first FAA-certified E175 Aircrew Program Designee (APD). With this designation, he may now certify other ExpressJet pilots on the fleet type. ExpressJet will have seven E175 APDs to support training efficiency and flexibility through its fleet growth. 

In addition, Captain Jorge Rechani became ExpressJet’s first line pilot to earn an E175 type rating. He is among more than 250 ExpressJet line pilots who will be certified to fly the E175.

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ATLANTA, February 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines this week commemorated the ten-year anniversary of its flight that made history as our nation’s first commercial revenue flight operated by an all-female, African-American crew.

On February 12, 2009, Captain Rachelle Jones Kerr, First Officer Stephanie Grant and Flight Attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers operated a roundtrip flight between Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee, for what was then Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA). ExpressJet and ASA later merged.

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ATLANTAFebruary 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express regional carrier, announced Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as the first flight crew base for its new Embraer E175 fleet.

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ATLANTAFeb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, today announced John Greenlee has been named Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control. In this new role, he will lead ExpressJet in delivering top-tier operational reliability and efficiency.

Greenlee joins ExpressJet with more than 20 years of finance, fleet planning and regional airline experience at United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of United Express Business Strategy, where he was responsible for commercially managing the portfolio of regional flying partnerships that supports the airline's global network.

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ATLANTA, January 24, 2019 – ExpressJet Airlines today announced John Varley has been named Senior Vice President - Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. In this new role, Varley will be responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal.

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ATLANTA, January 22, 2019 – 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.

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