Embraer on Thursday announced new firm orders for three E195 jets from Aurigny Air Services and Belavia at the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) annual meeting in Salzburg, Austria.
Belavia signed a firm purchase agreement worth $80 million for two E195s, as the Belarus-based regional carrier looks to replace its older narrow-bodied jets and increase frequencies on several routes from its base at Minsk International Airport. The E195s will join its existing fleet of smaller E175 jets.
Guernsey-based Aurigny signed a firm order for one E195, worth $40 million at current list prices. The airline will add its first jet aircraft to its existing fleet of turboprops with the new Embraer regional jet.
According to Embraer, the airline will use the new jet to increase its frequencies between Guernsey and London Gatwick Airport from six to eight flights per day.
"The acquisition of the E195 is a major step forward for our company,” said Mark Darby, CEO of Aurigny Air Services. “The London Gatwick route is very important for us. We’ve been tasked by the State of Guernsey to increase capacity and upgrade the quality of our overall service so we decided to move up to a jet.”
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