Articles tagged “regional jets”

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines don't prioritize passenger comfort? As long as carriers calculate passengers are willing to pay for a better experience, they will provide it.

7 months ago

American Airlines Bolsters Move Toward Large Regional Jets

American Airlines Bolsters Move Toward Large Regional Jets

Mary Schlangenstein and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Ostensibly, these two aircraft are similar. They're both regional jets, usually configured with 76 seats, operated by subsidiaries of American Airlines. But customers tend to prefer the Embraer E175, which has a roomier feel. As a result, expect the E175s to show-up on more high-profile routes.

11 months ago

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Julie Johnsson, Frederic Tomesco and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The Embraer and Bombardier slugfest could turn out to be a proxy war between Airbus and Boeing. It would appear to be good for competition and their airline customers.

12 months ago

United Mulls Investing in Regional Carrier ExpressJet

United Mulls Investing in Regional Carrier ExpressJet

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United's the only one of the three major U.S. global network airlines that does not own at least one regional airline. That sometimes puts United at a disadvantage. Investing in ExpressJet may help United improve its position, though in recent years, ExpressJet has been among the least profitable regional operators.

1 year ago

Japan Breaks Into Regional Jet Market, SkyWest Awaits Delivery

Japan Breaks Into Regional Jet Market, SkyWest Awaits Delivery

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda , Bloomberg

Japan and China are trying to break into the regional jet market, currently controlled by Embraer and Bombardier. The debut of the Mitsubishi's MRJ aircraft is a much-delayed first step.

4 years ago

American Replacing Regional Jets in Charlotte Amidst American Eagle Contract Impasse

American Replacing Regional Jets in Charlotte Amidst American Eagle Contract Impasse

Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer

Smaller regional jets are becoming out of favor for their inefficiencies, and now American Airlines' contract dispute with American Eagle is placing even more pressure on its regional subsidiary.

5 years ago

First Regional Jet in Japan for All Nippon Airways Gets Delayed Until 2017

Kiyotaka Matsuda and Anna Mukai, Bloomberg

As Boeing will tell you from its Dreamliner experience, manufacturing an aircraft is a highly complex undertaking. And Mitsubishi is finding that it needs to put greater resources than initially anticipated into the regional jet's design.

6 years ago