Envoy will add ten additional 76-seat, two-class Embraer 175 (E175) aircraft to the fleet next year, bringing the total number of E175s to 54 aircraft. American Airlines recently reached an agreement with Embraer for the additional order, and will place them with Envoy Air beginning in 2018, to operate under the American Eagle brand.
“These new aircraft not only represent growth for Envoy, they will drive increased jobs across all workgroups,” said President and CEO Pedro Fábregas. “None of this would be possible without everyone’s hard work and dedication to providing truly outstanding service.”
American’s investment in Envoy’s fleet is a positive sign for all employees, but especially for pilots seeking a long-term career as a commercial airline pilot. As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, Envoy pilots are guaranteed to “flow through” to fly for American in seniority order, without having to complete an additional interview. American pilots enjoy the highest pay and youngest fleet in the industry, and all American and Envoy employees enjoy free travel on American’s global network.
“Together, our team has built the logistical capability and technical expertise to scale up the size of our E-Jet fleet,” said Dee Temples, Senior Vice President of Air Operations. “This latest decision to place 10 additional EMB-175s at Envoy reflects the confidence of American Airlines in our team.”
Envoy currently operates more than 800 flights a day to over 150 destinations, with a fleet of more than 150 jets, including 40 E175s. An additional four E175s that are on previous order will arrive later this year, with the ten new aircraft slated for delivery next fall.
“I’m immensely proud of what we have accomplished, together – and the even greater success that I know we are capable of in the future,” concluded Fábregas.