Fourteen years after the 717 entered service and years after many thought it would disappear, Boeing Capital Corp. continues to find lease homes for the 100-seat 717. QantasLink, Australia’s largest regional carrier and a 717 user since 2002, will take five more beginning late this year to grow its fleet to 18. All have upgraded interiors that include a full business class and inflight entertainment systems. Spain’s Volotea, a low-cost carrier that began operations in 2012 with the ...

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