How interesting that Envoy would hand off 6 new-build E175s to Republic then acquire 6 x 11 year old, 76 seat E170s from BA CityFlyer. Love to hear the back-story on that.
I'm sure it's all scope related, but are we sure that this brings 6 MQ plus 6 YX E170s to AA? Would be good imo if true
Being capped to 65 seats is scope related but adding an additional 6 E170s to MQ while giving the six E175s to YX doesn't seem to make much sense - why not just contract with YX for 22 E170s (YX is adding 16 E170s, not 6)? YX already was pulling down 22 planes from the DL side. I think there is more going on here that hasn't been announced yet.
Assuming these are the City flyer birds, it does make sense for Envoy to fly some since it's better size for some markets and MQ has different markets than YX (and below scope)
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