Moxy, the U.S. airline to be launched by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, is contemplating beginning service next year using Embraer regional jets.

The carrier would use Embraer E195 aircraft that are being retired by Azul, the Brazilian airline of which Neeleman is chairman, said Gareth Edmonson-Jones, a spokesman for Neeleman. 

Moxy, expected to go by a different name once launched, will have a point-to-point route network connecting small airports that have lost service due industry consolidation. 

The carrier will eventually execute its business model using 130-160 seat Airbus A220-300 aircraft. In a 2018 Travel Weekly interview, Neeleman said those airplanes will offer 30% more fuel efficiency than Airbus A320s. He expects those cost savings, coupled with the A220s smaller size, to make numerous point-to-point routes that aren't economically viable for traditional mainline carriers feasible for Moxy. 

Moxy is slated to begin taking delivery in 2021 of the 60 A220s that it ordered last summer. 

Neeleman revealed the possibility of launching the carrier with used Azul Embraer regional jets at an Embraer event last week in Brazil, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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