26 OCTOBER 2020
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A major carrier within North America has failed, and hardy anybody has noticed.
It is an airline that you cannot buy a ticket to fly on, and does not have any airport desks.
ExpressJet Airlines operated a fleet of 84 Embraer 145 50-seat Regional Jets feeding the United Airlines hubs. The contract has just gone to rival regional carrier CommutAir, as United, like other carriers, desperately try to cut costs with the coronavirus pandemic. The rival and smaller carrier was likely cheaper and will not offer as many routes.
Colin Crane, a former ExpressJet first officer described the airline as filled with dedicated professionals that knew its high worth in the industry and had high standards for its pilots. It has been around for 41 years.
"We were the little airline that could," Crane told Business Insider. "We were known by our mainline partners as an airline that would, come hell or high water, accept the challenges that our mainline partners posed to us and complete them with the same ExpressJet style and standards of service," Crane said.
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