Envoy is pleased to report that American Airlines plans to add 15 more 76-seat, two-class Embraer 175 aircraft to the Envoy fleet during 2019. These aircraft are in addition to the 10 Embraer 175 aircraft currently scheduled to begin arriving this fall.
As part of their announcement, American will also retain 15 options for additional Embraer 175 aircraft, that they may choose to exercise and place with Envoy at a future date. The firm orders 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 Fabregas 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 the pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and airport employees needed to support its growing operation.