Conviasa Confirms the Purchase of Seven Additional E190 Jets
PARIS, June 18, 2013
PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA:
EMBR3) and Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos,
S.A. (Conviasa), a Venezuelan airline, signed a contract for seven EMBRAER 190
jets, exercising options from the original order released in July 2012, which
provided for six firm orders and 14 options. The announcement was made during
the 50^th Paris Air Show, in France.
Therefore, Conviasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet,
besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model.
"This confirmation by Conviasa shows that the E-Jets are the best solution on
the market both for fleet renewal and for adjusting capacity to demand. It is
rewarding to be able to contribute to the modernization of air transportation
in Venezuela," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial
Aviation. "Combining economy and high operating efficiency with excellent
comfort for passengers, the E-Jets have been continuously increasing their
global customer base."
Conviasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and
in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of
twelve E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class.
This additional aircraft order demonstrates the confidence Conviasa has in
Embraer and in the E190 jet for our fleet renewal, advancing the company's
mission to be an essential element in Venezuela's development," said Cesar
Martinez Ruiz, President of Conviasa. "Ever since it went into service, the
E190 has shown excellent operating performance and has captivated passengers
with the comfort it provides."
After placing the first E-Jet on the market in 2004, Embraer has delivered
more than 950 jets from this family. Currently, 65 airline companies in 47
countries have chosen the versatile aircraft family with 70 to 130 seats.
Embraer's customers operate the E-Jets in a variety of business models,
ranging from programmed tourism operations to traditional and low-cost airline
companies, in addition to regional routes.
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