26 NOVEMBER 2018
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Rapid growth is continuing at American Airlines’ subsidiary Envoy Air, formerly known as American Eagle, with the carrier responding by nearly doubling its Embraer E175 fleet by adding 15 aircraft to an existing order of 25.
The jets will feature 76 seats with 12 in First Class and 64 in what American calls its Main Cabin, including premium Main Cabin Extra seats. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this month and, the E175 fleet will reach 84 by mid-2020.
This is a significant increase to Envoy’s total fleet of about 170 aircraft, most of which are 44- to 50-seat Embraer E140 and E145 regional jets. The fleet also includes Bombardier CRJ-700s configured for 63 or 65 passengers.
Envoy president and CEO Pedro Fábregas said in a letter to the company’s employees: “Each new aircraft we welcome to the Envoy fleet represents more jobs and greater opportunity for all of us.”
The new order brings American Airlines' total E175 order book to 104 jets. Apart from Envoy, other operators of the type include Compass Airlines and Republic Airlines (both USA).
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