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Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:20 pm | Updated: 1:41 pm, Wed May 9, 2012.

United Airlines officials announced Wednesday that they have selected Express Jet Airlines as its regional carrier to provide air passenger service to Del Rio as early as June.

Express Jet Airlines is an all jet regional passenger carrier airline with a fleet of 400 aircraft, according to a press release from the city of Del Rio.

This transition is expected to begin with the first jet arriving the night of June 6 with the inaugural flight out of Del Rio the following day. The jets serving Del Rio will seat 35 and 50 passengers.

“I look forward to the introduction of regional jet service at Del Rio International Airport, this is a great opportunity for our city and surrounding region, airline service is the key to our economic vitality,” said Mayor Roberto “Bobby” Fernandez.

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