United has announced the start of a new shuttle schedule between Newark Liberty and Reagan National Airports beginning Oct. 31. The service will operate nearly hourly between EWR and DCA seven days a week, with 18 flights between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
Additionally, the carrier is adding five new daily flights between New York LaGuardia and Washington Dulles Airport. The new LGA-IAD service will bring to nine the number of flights United offers between the two airports.
Together with five daily flights between EWR and IAD, United will operate about 32 flights each day between the New York City area and DC airports. According to the carrier, that represents “a 78 percent increase and the most flights of any other airline.”
The EWR-DCA shuttle will operate aboard a dual-class CRJ-550 – the world’s first 50-seat regional jet with first-class seats and amenities. With this schedule update, all United’s flights from New York airports will now be operated by dual class aircraft, including the new 737 MAX-8 and CRJ-550 jet.
“By flying spacious, modern planes out of the New York City area, we’re not only giving our customers more flexibility and choice but we’re also delivering a reliable, premium experience overall,” said Ankit Gupta, senior vice president of domestic planning and United Express. “Our customers who regularly travel between Washington, DC, and New York have told us they value convenience and comfort above all else, and United is committed to providing the high level of service they’re asking for.”