Envoy Airlines To Operate 15 New Embraer Large Regional Jets For American Airlines

Aircraft To Replace Small Regional Jets Currently Flown Across The American Eagle System

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Envoy Air Inc., the largest wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG) announced today that American Airlines plans to add 15 more 76-seat, two-class Embraer 175 (E175) aircraft to the Envoy fleet during 2019. American’s announcement also included options for 15 additional Embraer 175 aircraft. 

This new aircraft order is in addition to the 10 E175s currently scheduled to begin arriving this fall – and will bring Envoy’s E175 fleet to 69 by the end of 2019. 

Across the American Eagle network, these new deliveries will be offset by the retirement of smaller single-class regional jets. However, at Envoy, we expect modest fleet growth in 2019 as a greater percentage of American’s regional flying will be operated by its wholly-owned carriers.

“Every new aircraft that is added to our fleet represents more jobs and greater opportunity for our people,” said President and CEO Pedro Fábregas in a letter to Envoy employees. “American’s continued support of Envoy’s growth is a direct result of our team’s performance, and I want to thank each of you for contributing to our success.”

Envoy is actively hiring for pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and airport employees needed to support its growing operation – see www.envoyair.com for details.

“The introduction of the Embraer 175 to Envoy’s fleet has been outstanding and it continues to be a reliable aircraft that our customers and crews love to fly,” added Fábregas. “I’m excited to see our E175 fleet expanding – and look forward to continued success in the days ahead.” ACN

SOURCEAero Crew News, May 2018
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Envoy Air Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) operating nearly 180 aircraft on about 900 daily flights to more than 150 destinations. The company’s more than 14,000 employees provide regional flight service to American Airlines under the American Eagle brand and livery and ground handling services for approximately 15 airlines, including American. The company was founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines, Inc. following the merger of several smaller regional carriers to create one of the largest regional airlines in the world. Envoy is headquartered in Irving, Texas with large operations in American’s hubs, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. On April 15, 2014 the company changed its name to Envoy Air Inc. to distinguish the company from the American Eagle brand, under which several carriers operate regional flight service for American. American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines, US Airways, and Envoy. Together, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries.

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