United Airlines plans to launch daily United Express non-stop service from its Cleveland hub at Hopkins International Airport to Nashville and Oklahoma City.
The United Express flights will be operated by ExpressJet using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets, with the twice-daily Nashville service beginning on December 19 and the daily Oklahoma City service beginning on February 14.
“Nashville has the largest number of travelers among cities that United doesn’t currently serve from Cleveland, and the Oklahoma City flights will support Northeast Ohio’s growing energy sector,” says Jim Ferea, United’s managing director domestic planning.
ExpressJet’s schedule for the twice-daily Cleveland-Nashville service will see the first daily flight depart Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) at 8:55 a.m. and land at Nashville International Airport (BNA) at 9:25 a.m. local time. The second daily flight will leave CLE at 5:00 p.m.and reach BNA at 5:40 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, United Express’ first Nashville-Cleveland flight of the day will leave BNA at 11:45 a.m. and touch down at CLE at 2:10 p.m. local time. The second flight is timed to depart BNA at 5:45 p.m. and get to CLE at 8:05 p.m. local time.
The schedule for United Express daily Cleveland-Oklahoma City flight calls for the flight to depart CLE at 8:40 a.m. and arrive at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) at 10:30 a.m. local time.
In the other direction, the daily flight is timed to leave OKC at 10:55 a.m. and land at CLE at 2:30 p.m. local time.
These new flights will be available for sale at www.united.com and through other distribution systems from Saturday, September 22.
Separately, United will discontinue service between Cleveland and Green Bay, Wisconsin, from December 18. United will continue to offer connecting service between Cleveland and Green Bay through Chicago.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington Dulles.
In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers.
ExpressJet is a subsidiary of Skywest, Inc, the world’s largest regional-airline holding company.