ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express regional carrier, announced Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as the first flight crew base for its new Embraer E175 fleet.

"Houston is a great place to live and is highly accessible for crew members who commute," said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. "We're proud that it will be the first home for our E175s and look forward to announcing a second base location soon."

ExpressJet is growing with 25 new E175s in 2019 and will hire more than 600 pilots this year alone. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier compensation, work rules and quality of life as well as a direct path to a flying career at United Airlines through the United Career Path Program. ExpressJet also recently increased its pilot signing bonus to $22,000, with an additional $5,000 for an eligible type rating.

Pilots who sign on with ExpressJet can expect an immediate class date and to complete training and begin flying within three months. After a quick selection process, pilots can be placed within four days into one of ExpressJet's twice-monthly classes. Training is paid, and single-occupancy hotel accommodations are provided. Pilots interested in joining ExpressJet should visit or to apply.