American Airlines has decided to shift 47 larger jets away from its Envoy regional carrier. It’s a move designed to streamline operations, allowing Envoy to focus on a single plane. But it might also be a sign of the beginning of the end.
PSA Airlines, another regional unit absorbed in American’s merger with US Airways, will take the 76-seat Bombardier CRJ-700 jets given up by Envoy in 2016. The shift will leave Envoy—formerly known as American Eagle—with 152 Embraer jets that seat 50 passengers or fewer.