United Airlines announced Tuesday that it is launching new, nearly hourly shuttle service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, seven days a week, beginning Sunday — and they will be on United’s CRJ-550, the airline’s new business luxury option for regional flying.
Free food, free Wi-Fi and guaranteed space for your bag are just part of the amenities on the CRJ-550, the airline said.
United officials said the CRJ-550 — the world’s first 50-seat regional jet with first-class seats — was originally designed to seat 70-plus passengers. United’s CRJ-550 configuration maximizes customer comfort features, such as:
- 10 seats in United First, 20 seats in Economy Plus and 20 economy seats;
- Space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board;
- A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers, featuring a wide assortment of prepackaged snacks and beverages;
- More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline;
- The ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi;
- Complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television shows in flight.
The shuttle service between Newark and Reagan will operate seven days a week, with 18 flights offering nearly hourly service between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition to on the hour, there are flights at 9:30 a.m., 11:30, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 going down and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 and 6:30 coming back.