BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, has ordered an additional Embraer 190.
The Embraer 190 firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. BA CityFlyer will operate the aircraft from its main operating base at London City Airport (IATA code LCY).
“This new acquisition demonstrates the proven ability of the E190 to allow operators to grow their route networks from restricted airports like London City,” says Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
According to Embraer, BA CityFlyer’s latest Embraer 190, configured with 98 Elite seats, will enable the carrier to optimize capacity on routes that are demanding more frequency, and will facilitate the development of new markets.
“The Embraer 190 is a very versatile aircraft and well-suited to BA CityFlyer’s network ambitions,” says Adam Carson, managing director of BA CityFlyer. “Given its mid-range capabilities, it ably supports our plans to fly new routes and increase frequencies on existing ones.”
Adds Carson: “Delivering terrific performance, and with an excellent climb rate and superior environmental qualities, the E190 is proving ideal for our London City operations.”
Since the first Embraer E-Jet entered revenue service in 2004, the manufacturer has received firm orders for more than 1,350 Embraer E-Jets.
More than 1,000 E-Jets have been delivered. E-Jets have joined the fleets of 64 airlines, which are now flying them in low-cost, regional and mainline business applications.
Launched on March 5, 2007, BA CityFlyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways. Based at London City Airport, the airline operates a network of UK domestic and European services embracing 16 destinations.
BA CityFlyer currently operates a dedicated Embraer E-Jets fleet totaling 14 aircraft: six 76-seat Embraer 170s and eight 98-seat Embraer 190s. The airline recently launched new routes to Southern Europe and to the Balearic Islands.
In addition to introducing these new leisure destinations, BA CityFlyer has increased frequencies on a number of its most popular routes from LCY, including its services to Amsterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh.