Envoy Air adding 19 Embraer regional jets to fleet

An Envoy Air Embraer jet in flight.
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American Airlines subsidiary carrier Envoy Air will add an additional 19 Embraer large Regional Jet aircraft to its fleet, with deliveries starting later this year.

The eight Embraer 175 and eleven Embraer 170 aircraft are in addition to fleet announcements made throughout 2023.

Unveiling the Expansion Plan

Envoy Air’s latest fleet expansion reveal comprises eight Embraer 175 and eleven Embraer 170 aircraft.

This significant boost follows a series of fleet announcements in 2023, including six E175s in March, seven E175s and five E170s in June, and four E175s in October.

The deliveries are scheduled to commence later this year, propelling Envoy into a new phase of operational efficiency and passenger satisfaction.

With this announcement, Envoy’s total fleet commitment reaches an impressive 169 aircraft, consisting of 126 E175s and 43 E170s.

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“Safety, Quality and Cost”

Pedro Fábregas, Envoy’s President & CEO, attributes this measured and sustainable success to the company’s unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and cost.

According to Fábregas, these three principles are at the core of every operation, ensuring the delivery of safe, high-performing, and cost-effective regional service.

Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), currently operates a fleet of over 160 aircraft, executing 800 daily flights to more than 160 destinations.

With a workforce of over 19,000 employees, Envoy stands as a vital regional flight service provider under the American Eagle brand.

Envoy Air – History and Evolution

Founded in 1998 as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., Envoy emerged from the merger of several regional carriers, creating one of the world’s largest regional airlines.

The company’s headquarters are situated in Irving, Texas, with significant operations in American’s hubs, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, and Miami.

On April 15, 2014, the company underwent a significant transformation, changing its name to Envoy Air Inc. to distinguish itself from the American Eagle brand.

This move aimed to clarify the brand identity, especially as several carriers operated regional flight services for American under the American Eagle umbrella.

The Envoy Fleet

Envoy’s fleet evolution includes the continuous addition of two-class Embraer 175 (E175) and Embraer 170 (E170) aircraft.

These spacious planes, with 76 and 65 seats respectively, provide a seamless travel experience for customers connecting to and from mainline flights.

In addition to the large E175 and E170 regional jets, Envoy maintains a fleet of smaller regional jets, such as the Embraer 145, offering 50 seats for passengers seeking a more intimate travel experience.

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American Airlines subsidiary carrier Envoy Air will add a further eight Embraer 175 and eleven Embraer 170 aircraft to its fleet this year.
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