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Envoy Bolsters Fleet with 19 New Embraer Jets

The regional carrier will have one of the largest fleets of E170-series aircraft.

An Envoy Air E175 aircraft (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Envoy Air, a wholly-owned regional subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, announced it will add 19 Embraer regional jet aircraft to its fleet, with deliveries starting later this year.

The order comprises eight Embraer 175s and eleven Embraer 170s, adding to a series of fleet expansion announcements made throughout 2023. This includes six E175s announced in March, seven E175s and five E170s in June, and four E175s in October.

With Wednesday’s addition, Envoy’s total fleet commitment stands at 169 aircraft, including 126 E175s and 43 E170s.

“This measured, sustainable success is a direct outcome of Envoy’s commitment to safety, quality and cost,” said Envoy President and CEO, Pedro Fábregas, said in a press release. “These three principles are central to everything that we do, and enable us to provide safe, high-performing, and cost-effective regional service for the thousands of customers we serve each day, for American Airlines Group and its shareholders, and for more than 19,700 Envoy employees in the Pacific, North America, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.”

Increasing Popularity

The Embraer 170 and 175 are popular choices for regional airlines due to their increased fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. The aircraft can seat up to 78 passengers in a high-density configuration.

Envoy is one of the largest operators of the E170-series of aircraft with approximately 140 in its fleet. The airline is a key player in American’s regional network, operating roughly 800 daily American Eagle-branded flights. Last year, Envoy retired its last 50-seat E145 aircraft.

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