PacoMartin wrote:FLALEFTY wrote:Neeleman is a smart guy. He knows how Azul's E190's were maintained. It is a buyer's market for used E190's. He can swap precious A220 delivery slots with new-fleet-hungry airlines like DL and AF, which will delay major capital costs during Moxy's financially-fragile start up period. Plus, he needs to hurry and get Moxy established before the US economy eventually enters its next recession.
David Neeleman has launched four airlines (1) Morris Air, (2) WestJet , (3) jetBlue, and (4) Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras . Azul was established on May 5, 2008 , with a fleet of 76 Embraer 195 jets.
Azul is currently operating 58 Embraer jets
Embraer E195-E2 1
Embraer ERJ-190 6
Embraer ERJ-195 51
So the tweet is at least believable.
This is interesting news... Obviously Neeleman (or his team) have contacts at Azul and Embraer. Based on the current E-jet resale market and how quickly Azul is going to switch types, there is some (limited) negotiating leverage.
I doubt A220s will be delayed. I will be very interested to find out the lease terms. With JetBlue, Azul, American, Air Canada, and AeroMexico we have too many of the CF-34-10 powered E jets in play.
It wouldn't surprise me if Moxy has three or more sources for airframes. Two are JetBlue and Azul. But doesn't AC and AA have readily available airframes?
An earlier Moxy would be a nice surprise.