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United Airlines Begins Newark Service at AVP Today


Avoca, PA (March 4, 2022) – United Airlines began twice daily service* today to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). This service replaces the one daily flight to Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD).

The service between AVP and EWR is provided by GoJet Airlines with 50-seat Canadair 550 Regional Jets. The Canadair 550 aircraft is the world’s only two-cabin 50-seat regional aircraft designed for both business and leisure travel.

United Airlines Bombardier CRJ-550 (Credit: United Airlines)

The CRJ-550 is a 50-seat variant of CRJ-700 which can normally accommodate around 70 passengers. The CRJ-550 features 10 first class seats, 20 Economy Plus (extra legroom) seats, and 20 standard economy class seats. For comparison, the CRJ-700 (essentially the same aircraft just with more seats) features six first class seats, 16 Economy Plus seats, and 48 economy class seats. The CRJ-550 first class seats offer five extra inches of legroom, and is equipped with luggage cabinets which, in combination with the overhead bins, will largely eliminate the need for having to gate check bags.

AVP officials have reached out to United and thanked them for their continued support in providing service to AVP and Northeastern Pennsylvania travelers, and assured them that their partnership is valued, as the airline continues to closely match supply with demand.

United will continue to provide daily service from AVP to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). All indications from United is that the IAD service would return to AVP sometime in 2023.

About United

United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC. For more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately 16 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to three destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte and Chicago-O’Hare); and United (Chicago-O’Hare and Newark).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287), visit flyAVP.com, follow @flyAVP on Twitter and flyAVP_ on Instagram, connect with us on Facebook, or download the flyAVP app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

* Twice daily service except Saturdays


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