American Begins Embraer E-175 Service
American Airlines announced it has launched service with its Embraer E-175 aircraft regional aircraft. The planes are branded with the new American Eagle livery and are operated by Republic Airways.
Earlier this year, American announced it would establish a fleet of 53 Embraer E-175 jets as part of a 12-year capacity purchase agreement with Republic Airways Holdings.
The jets have 76 seats, including 12 seats in first class, and 64 in coach. The aircraft also feature modern elements, including full-size overhead bins, spacious bathrooms, leather seating, and adjustable headrests.
Beginning August 1, the Embraer E-175 jets will fly from Chicago O’Hare to: Albuquerque International Sunport; Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport; and Pittsburgh International Airport. American will expand its E-175 destinations as more jets are put into operation.
Approximately two to three of the jets are expected to enter into operation each month. By the first quarter of 2015, 47 of American’s E-175s are expected to be in service.