While this isn't exactly new, the company has been pursuing this direction for a while. I don't believe anything is confirmed regarding the 762 yet either, but there's still a good chance of it happening. The Eastern European program has likely been planned with both the 752 and the 762 in mind, and I hope the 762 wins out in the end.
Debating between the two however, the 762 will have higher seat/mile costs, although it shouldn't require the technical stop. It will also be able to generate increased revenue from the additional seats. I hope work out well with the 762.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster