United to start new first-class flight for Indy-Chicago route

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — A new regional flight option is coming to Indianapolis.

United Airlines will begin offering flights to local customers on what it calls the world’s only two-cabin, 50-seat regional aircraft to Chicago O’Hare beginning Sunday.

Officials say the aircraft features more legroom, storage and amenities than other regional aircraft flying.

According to United, the plane — a CRJ-550 — is the world’s only 50-seat regional aircraft to offer true first-class seating. 

Its other features include:

  • Space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages
  • More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline
  • The ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi