Learjets used in regional airlines?


#1

I had just noticed there have been a few LJ35 flights from Providence to Newark which are owned by Acey d.b.a. Continental Express.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ4360/history/20121028/1027Z/KPVD/KEWR

Is this something that’s new for regional airlines? The smallest jet I’ve seen until this are CRJ200s.


#2

I say typo… E135/LJ35 are pretty close…


#3

Expressjet recently changed the code they use for ERJ-145LR’s to “LRJ” which FlightAware is currently misinterpreting as a Learjet.

They say they will fix this but it hasn’t gone in yet.

I believe Expressjet did not previously differentiate between ERJ-145LR’s and ERJ-145ER’s in their coding that was sent to flightaware. Only between ER/LR’s and XR’s.


#4

Thanks for the info. I was kinda hoping it was a Learjet, since I bet it would probably be the most comfortable regional jet you could possibly get.