US regional carrier Envoy Air has retired its last Embraer E145.
The final flight was AA4233 on 31 May from Central Wisconsin (CWA) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD).
The first E145 flight with Envoy was out of ORD on 15 May, 1998.
Over those 25 years, Envoy operated about 200 E145s on more than 4 million departures and flew over 150 million passengers.
But it’s certainly not the last Embraer at Envoy.
The airline only operates Embraer aircraft and currently has over 120, comprising:
- 15 Embraer E170
- 106 Embraer E175
The E175s have 76 seats in two classes. The slightly smaller E170s have 65 seats in two classes.
The E145s had 50 seats in a single class.
Envoy Air, previously called American Eagle Airlines, is wholly owned by American Airlines and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Dee Temples, Envoy Senior Vice President, Air Operations:
“The launch of American Eagle regional jet service in May 1998 was an important milestone for our company and our customers.
“Our Regional Jet fleet enabled Envoy and the customers we serve to reach new markets and destinations with speed and comfort. This process continues today with our growing fleet of large Regional Jets [E170/175].”