ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, began assigning pilots to its Embraer E175 aircraft base of operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, in advance of a January 1, 2020 open.

"Chicago's size and central location makes it a highly desirable location for commuter pilots and locals alike," said Scott Hall, Vice President of Flight Operations. "Opening the E175 crew base in Chicago is a natural outcome of ExpressJet's growth trajectory."

The E175 base will be in addition to ExpressJet's existing ERJ145 pilot, flight attendant, and maintenance bases in Chicago. This is ExpressJet's second E175 base, after the first base opened at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.