GREENSBORO, N.C. — Piedmont Triad International Airport will be among the first in the country to serve passengers on the Bombardier CRJ-550. United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will begin service on the innovative, 50-seat regional jet beginning Oct. 27.

The plane is a modified version of Bombardier’s 76-seat CRJ-700. It is configured with 10 first-class, 20 economy-plus and 20 regular economy seats. Two large closets provide space for each passenger to store a carry-on. A self-serve refreshment center for United First passengers offers a variety of snacks and beverages. The aircraft also provides more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.

Routes will complement United’s existing service from Greensboro to its hubs at Washington Dulles and Newark airports. 

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