Neeleman quotes on EMB-190


Jan 8, 2003
The June 16th issue of''s Airline Financial News includes the following quotes from Mr. Neeleman:

While Embraer may consider the 190 a regional jet, Neeleman does not. It is not a regional jet in the original sence of the word. This has a wider aisle and seats than the A320. The plane will have a range of 2,100 nautical miles. It''s not a transcontinental, but is also not constrained.

On the Embraer we will need 60 people to breakeven, but we would need 120 on the Airbus.
Here's an amusing one (also Neeleman) from Aviation Week, on whether the 190 is a "regional jet:"

"If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck...but I don't think the Embraer 190 quacks like a duck."