Do you think that the Embraer 170/175 could dramatically change the face of US (and abroad) aviation? With the smaller jet, would the majors see this as a potential for de-hubbing, therefore further reducing their costs?
With a lower number of seats than mainline jets, coupled with very low operating costs as well as a near trans-con range, would the 170/175 open up new point-to-point markets that the majors would actually look into and get involved with?
The 66 seat Embraer 170, with 2,100nm of range, is capable of many trans-continental routes.
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