ManaAir announced the successful completion of its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines. ExpressJet flies for United Airlines as a United Express carrier.
In 2019, ExpressJet will grow its fleet with 25 new dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for April.
Subodh Karnik will serve as president and CEO of ExpressJet. Karnik has more than 30 years of airline experience, including senior leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, and international and regional carriers.
“I am honored to join the strong, resilient team at ExpressJet as we cement the United Express partnership and benefit from the strength of United Airlines’ investment,” said Karnik. “Twenty percent growth, including hiring 600 pilots in 2019, is only the start.”