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São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2013/11/26 - Embraer and BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, announced today the acquisition of one additional E190 jet - Embraer.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
This firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. The E-Jet will be operated from the Company’s main operating base at London City Airport (LCY).
“BA CityFlyer’s follow-on order is a great endorsement of the airline’s confidence in the
E-Jets family,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This new acquisition demonstrates the proven ability of the E190 to allow operators to grow their route networks from restricted airports like London City.”
The E190, configured with 98 Elite seats, will enable BA CityFlyer to optimise capacity on routes that are demanding more frequency, as well as facilitate the development of new markets.
“The Embraer 190 is a very versatile aircraft and well-suited to BA CityFlyer’s network ambitions. Given its mid-range capabilities, it ably supports our plans to fly new routes and increase frequencies on existing ones,” said Adam Carson, Managing director of BA CityFlyer. “Delivering terrific performance, and with an excellent climb rate and superior environmental qualities, the E190 is proving ideal for our London City operations.”
Since entering revenue service in 2004, Embraer (embraer.com) has received over 1,350 orders for its E-Jets. More than 1,000 have been delivered. E-Jets have been added to the fleets of 64 airlines that are now flying them in low cost, regional and mainline business applications.
About BA CityFlyer
Launched on 5th March, 2007, BA CityFlyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways. Based at London City Airport, the UK's leading business airport, the airline operates a network of UK domestic and European services embracing 16 destinations. BA CityFlyer currently operates a dedicated E-Jet fleet totalling 14 aircraft - six 76-seat E170s and eight 98-seat E190s. The airline recently launched new routes to Southern Europe and to the Balearic Islands. As well as the introduction of these new leisure destinations, BA CityFlyer has increased frequencies on a number of its most popular routes, including Amsterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh.