In 2017, the Company expects to reduce the regional fleet count by 13 aircraft, including the addition of 31 CRJ700 aircraft, 20 E175 aircraft and 7 ERJ140 aircraft, as well as the reduction of 52 CRJ200 aircraft and 19 Dash 8-100 aircraft.
• The Company recently signed an amendment (terminated)to one of its capacity purchase agreements (CPA) for 62 CRJ-200 aircraft which allows for a wind-down of the contract starting in the back half of 2017 with the final aircraft leaving the fleet in February of 2018. To replace these aircraft, the company entered into CPAs with other regional operators and is also reactivating some previously parked E140 aircraft. The new CPA aircraft will enter the fleet in advance of the CRJ-200 reductions to preserve flying and to ensure a seamless transition. These regional fleet changes do not materially impact the Company’s capacity plans.