Belavia to Add Two E195s to its Fleet

                    Belavia to Add Two E195s to its Fleet

PR Newswire

SALZBURG, Austria, Oct. 3, 2013

SALZBURG, Austria, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Belavia of Minsk, Belarus, has
signed a firm contract for two E195s with Embraer Commercial Aviation. The
transaction was announced today at a press briefing in Salzburg at the annual
general meeting of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA – The firm order will be included in Embraer's 2013 third quarter

The aircraft will join two E175s already operating at the airline. The
acquisition is part of the carrier's fleet renewal initiative to replace older
aircraft. The first E195 will be delivered in the first semester of 2014.

"Belavia has seen the enormous potential of E-Jets and selected the E195 to
complement the E175s as they replace larger-capacity aircraft," said Paulo
Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "The exceptional
seat-kilometer cost of the E195 and its crew and parts commonality with the
E175 will deliver even better economics and operating efficiency to the

Belavia selected the E195 to replace its older narrow-bodied jets. The
aircraft are configured with 107 seats in a two-class layout. The E195s will
allow the airline to increase frequencies on some routes and to develop its
network from its base at Minsk International Airport.

"We identified the E195 as the ideal aircraft to satisfy the expected growth
in demand on some of our routes," said Anatoly Gusarov, Director General of
Belavia. It was a natural choice because of the technical commonality with
the E175 and for their superior cabin comfort."

Since they entered revenue service in 2004, the E-Jets family has received
more than 1,300 orders. The company recently delivered the 1,000^th production
aircraft to Republic Airways of the USA. Currently, E-Jets are flying with 64
airlines from 45 countries. In Europe, 24 airlines have added E-Jets to their
fleets. The versatile 70- to 130-seat, four-aircraft family is flying with low
cost airlines, regional and mainline carriers. Collectively, the E-Jets fleet
has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours.

About Belavia

Created in 1996, Belavia is the 100% state-owned flag-carrier of Belarus.
Belavia codeshares with AZAL, airBaltic, Austrian, CSA, Finnair, KLM, LOT,
Rossiya, Transaero and S7, Air France, Ural Airlines, Severstal, Etihad
Airways. Belavia operates to 44 destinations in Europe, Asia and he Middle
East. Belavia's fleet consists of 21 aircraft. Belavia carried 1.2 million
passengers in 2012. Further information is available at
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