As the world’s largest regional airline, ExpressJet’s 9,000 aviation professionals work hard every day to safely connect more people, more often to the places they love. With an average of 2,200 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of 388 aircraft we operate through capacity purchase agreements as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to seamlessly deliver service to more than 190 airports in more than 40 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada and Mexico. Learn more about what makes us ExpressJet below.
Our Maintenance team at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) has a new hangar to call home! In August, the team loaded up their tool boxes and made the trek from their former facility at the airport to a newly renovated 38,000-square foot hangar located just east of the passenger terminal. Although the team has been working out of the new hangar for more than a month now, they didn’t celebrate the grand opening until earlier this week. On Tuesday evening, mechanics and their families were joined by airport officials and local and state representatives to officially mark the grand opening with a barbecue dinner.
The CAE hangar is our primary overnight maintenance base for our jet fleet serving United Express, and can accommodate up to three aircraft at a time. Atlantic Southeast partnered with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to make improvements to the hangar, including a new roof, expanded parts room, fresh interior paint, a new concrete ramp and more. Prior to calling the hangar home, our CAE mechanics worked out of a temporary space on the other end of the airfield.
Be sure to look for the hangar next time you’re passing through Columbia!
If you’re a frequent traveler through Delta’s hubs in Memphis (MEM), Detroit (DTW) or Cincinnati (CVG), you might have noticed a few more Atlantic Southeast jets taxiing around. That’s because our September flight schedule has us flying an increased number of routes through these fine cities. In September, we’re averaging 50 daily departures from Memphis, 24 from Detroit and 18 from Cincinnati! You’ll find each of our aircraft types, including the CRJ200, CRJ700 (now featuring first class cabins!) and CRJ900, passing through these cities as they head to destinations such as Denver, Newark, Houston and Philadelphia. Check out our route maps to see if Atlantic Southeast flies to your city!
Within the past couple of weeks, an additional two CRJ700 aircraft have joined the Atlantic Southeast fleet. These aircraft are flying under our Delta Connection program, and are currently configured with 70 economy class seats. As you may have heard, Delta is in the process of reconfiguring all Delta Connection CRJ700 aircraft to include first class cabins. Once the summer schedule (our busiest time of the year!) begins to wind down, these aircraft will receive complete interior reconfigurations to include the same first-class cabins that can be found in our other 38 CRJ700 aircraft. Watch the blog for an update when the reconfigurations are complete!