Moxy Airways eyes Azul's second-hand E195s to launch operations

David Neeleman, the entrepreneur and the co-founder of Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue, and Azul Linhas Aereas, said that his new startup Moxy Airways could begin operations earlier than previously planned.

Neeleman revealed his plan during the delivery ceremony of the first Embraer E195-E2 to the Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.

The American Entrepreneur said Moxi Airways could launch both scheduled and charter flights earlier than initially planned with the second-hand Embraer E195s of Azul.

Moxy Airways currently has 60 Airbus A220-300 on order with a delivery schedule from 2021 onwards.

Neeleman said the company aims to obtain its Air Operator's Certificate and launch operations with Azul's second-hand Embraer E195s as early as possible.

Azul currently operates 51 E195 e-jets that are 6.7 years old on average.

Azul will replace its older generation E195-E1 jets with the 57 newer generation E195-E2 jets on order.

Also read: Embraer delivers the first E195-E2 to the launch customer Azul

The airline is the global launch operator of the Embraer's E195-E2.

On Sept. 12, the Brazilian operator took delivery of its first E195-E2 (PR-PJN) from the Irish lessor AerCap.

Moxy Airways plans to offer point-to-point flights from smaller airports such as Providence International Airport, Fort Worth or Burbank Airport, bypassing major hubs for shorter travel times.

The low-cost carrier would offer more spacious seats and free Wi-Fi on its A220s compared eith Allegiant Air or Spirit Airlines.