Air Lituanica Selects Embraer E-Jets

                     Air Lituanica Selects Embraer E-Jets

PR Newswire

PARIS, June, 18, 2013

PARIS, June, 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new commercial airline in Europe, Air
Lituanica of Vilnius, Lithuania, has acquired two Embraer E-Jets. The carrier
will launch scheduled service on June 30^th with one EMBRAER 170 leased from a
third party. In July, Air Lituanica will add another E-Jet, an EMBRAER 175,
leased from ECC Leasing Company, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Embraer

The E170 and E175 are configured with 76 and 86 seats in single class,
respectively. Air Lituanica will deploy the aircraft on its planned routes
between Vilnius and Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich and Moscow.
The airline intends to add three to four more aircraft to increase frequencies
with the objective of serving a dozen European routes from Vilnius in three

"Embraer E-Jets have proven to offer an effective combination of capacity,
frequency and reliability that new carriers need to successfully launch their
services," said John Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial
Aviation. "The sizes of the airplanes are ideal for the types of markets in
which the airline will fly. Embraer welcome's Air Lituanica to our growing
portfolio of E-Jets operators in Northern Europe."

"Air Lituanica is aiming to improve nonstop air travel links between Vilnius
and points in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS. The arrival of
our first E-Jets is a very important milestone for the company," said Mr.
Erikas Zubrus, CEO of Air Lituanica. "The aircraft will allow us to serve
business routes with high frequency and offer our passengers an outstanding
level of comfort."

As with all E-Jets, the E170 and E175 benefit from common crew qualification
and 100% parts commonality so operators can realize exceptional maintenance
and crew resource cost savings. The different E-Jet capacities give Air
Lituanica the flexibility to assign the aircraft based on variations in market

Air Lituanica joins a growing list of customers in Northern and Eastern Europe
that have identified E-Jets as the preferred platform to replace their ageing
aircraft, simplify their fleets and open new markets. Twelve airlines – Air
Lituanica, Air Astana, Air Moldova, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Bulgaria
Air, Estonian Air, Flybe Finland, Flynonstop, LOT Polish Airlines, Montenegro
Airlines, and Ukraine International have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets.

Since entering revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received more than 1,200
orders for its E-Jets. The aircraft have been added to the fleets of 65
customers in 47 countries. More than 950 E-Jets been delivered. The versatile
70 to 130-seat is flying with low cost airlines and with regional and mainline
carriers. Collectively, the E-Jet fleet has accumulated 10 million flight

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