CommutAir (C5, Cleveland Hopkins) has launched its first international services to Montréal Trudeau, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed. The regional carrier serves the Canadian city 4x daily out of Washington Dulles and 1x daily out of Newark under the United Express brand.

All flights are operated with ERJ-145XRs, the only type in CommutAir's current fleet.

CommutAir plans to launch services to Québec and Ottawa Int'l in the coming months.

The carrier is 40%-owned by United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) and plans to grow its current fleet of twenty-five ERJ-145s to sixty-one by the end of 2019. CommutAir operates exclusively for United, mostly out of Newark and Washington Dulles.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, United also contracts ExpressJet Airlines to operate the Newark-Montreal route 2x daily. Sky Regional Airlines also operates the route 4x daily on behalf of Air Canada. The Canadian flag carrier is also United's sole competitor on the Washington Dulles-Montreal route - it subcontracts it to Jazz Air.