Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Azerbaijan Airlines Orders Six Embraer Jets
National Azerbaijan carrier Azerbaijan Airlines signed a firm order for four Embraer 190 jets, worth about $181 million.
The airline also purchased two pre-owned Embraer 170 jets through its subsidiary ECC leasing, at an undisclosed amount.
Embraer expects to deliver all six jets to Azerbaijan by the end of 2013.
“The Embraer 190 is the ideal aircraft for the speed and range we need to open new routes. It's a really versatile airplane that will give us the ability to fly to both domestic and international markets where we see strong growth potential,” said Jahangir Askerov, president of Azerbaijan Airlines. “And with the Embraer 170, we can better match seat capacity to variations in demand across the network. The commonality of the two airplanes is a tremendous benefit, too.”