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