Embraer Sells Two E190 Jets to Austral Lineas Aereas
SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, April 8, 2013
SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer has signed
a contract for the sale of two EMBRAER 190 jets to Austral Lineas Aereas, a
company belonging to the Aerolineas Argentina Group. The Argentine airline
currently operates 20 airplanes of this model.
"It is always rewarding to see a customer adding more E-Jets to their fleet.
That is a clear demonstration of confidence in Embraer and of satisfaction
with the product," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO of Embraer
Commercial Aviation. "Austral is a great example of the variety of concepts
for E-Jets application, using them to open new domestic and international
routes and to modernize and increase the fleet's efficiency, as well as to
adjust capacity to demand."
Like the aircraft that are already in operation, Austral's new E190s are the
Advanced Range (AR) model, which allows the airline to fly on any route inside
Argentina and to reach such important capital cities of Brazil as Rio de
Janeiro and Sao Paulo, nonstop. The jets are configured with 96 seats in a
two-class layout—eight in executive and 88 in economy—with a modern onboard
entertainment system equipped with individual monitors.
"Ever since we added the Embraer jets to our fleet, we have been able to offer
distinctively different service, but we have also expanded our domestic
presence, to which these two aircraft will be allocated," said Mariano
Recalde, President of the Aerolineas Argentinas Group, which controls Austral
Lineas Aereas. "Besides having latest-generation airplanes, which reduce
operating costs, we would point out that we have received a great tool for
fleet management from Embraer, through its Pool Program for replacement
Since 2004, Embraer has delivered more than 900 E-Jets. Currently, over 60
airlines in more than 40 countries operate this versatile family of four
aircraft, from 70 to 120 seats. Embraer customers operate the E-Jets in a
variety of business models, including network carriers, charter operators and
low cost and regional airlines. E-Jets have been successful in assisting
airline companies to adjust capacity to demand, to replace old and inefficient
aircraft, and to develop new markets with lower costs, greater efficiency, and
superior passenger appeal.
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