United launching Newark-D.C. shuttle

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Most shuttle flights will be on United's new CRJ-550 planes.
Most shuttle flights will be on United's new CRJ-550 planes.

United will begin operating an hourly shuttle service between Washington Reagan National and Newark airports on March 29. 

The 13 flights per day are an increase from the eight per day that United currently operates between those airports. The flights will depart hourly between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Washington Reagan. From Newark, they’ll depart mostly hourly from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., with schedule gaps at the 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. hours. 

With the launch of the shuttle schedule, United will begin flying its new CRJ-550 regional jets on most flights between Washington Reagan and Newark. The aircraft features the airline industry’s only true first-class cabin on a regional jet. It has10 first-class seats, 20 Economy Plus seats and 20 coach seats, as well as space for each passenger to carry on a roller bag. 

Delta and American already operate shuttle service between Washington Reagan and the New York City area. American flies up to 11 times daily from Reagan to LaGuardia, while Delta flies that route up to 10 times daily.

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