South Africa’s Airlink to Operate a Fleet of E-Jets

The carrier will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

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Through its TAP Express regional brand, TAP Portugal has become an operator of Embraer’s E-Jets family. TAP is operating nine used Embraer 190s, making it the first Portuguese operator of Embraer E-Jets.

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JetBlue Airways will launch six-times-a-day service on weekdays between Boston Logan International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport on October 31. The airline will also offer two LaGuardia-Boston Logan round-trips on Saturdays and three round-trips on Sundays.

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JetBlue Airways will launch winter and early-spring seasonal service between Syracuse Hancock International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on January 13.

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JetBlue Airways has begun selling tickets for its new Fort Lauderdale-Providenciales daily service, which the carrier will begin operating on November 19.

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On the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015, Embraer announced new orders from four customers for 50 aircraft of its E-Jet and E-Jet E2 families, as well as options and other commitments from two of the customers for 35 additional E-Jets.

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Delta Air Lines will buy from The Boeing Company 20 used Embraer 190s and will order 40 additional new 737-900ERs, upon ratification of a tentative new labor agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots.

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Air France KLM group regional carrier KLM Cityhopper has placed a firm order for 15 Embraer 175s and two E190s. Its purchase contract also includes options for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Hop!, Air France’s regional subsidiary.

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AeroMexico’s new E-Jet, an Embraer 190, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America.

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Nearly 250 of the regional jets operated on the American Eagle network ‒ into which the US Airways Express regional network will be absorbed as the US Airways name gradually disappears ‒ will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.

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Air Canada is expanding its North American route network by adding eight non-stop routes in its summer 2015 schedule, as well as increasing capacity on two other routes. Four will be operated by regional-airline partner Jazz Aviation LP and four by Air Canada rouge.

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JetBlue Airways is launching twice-daily service between Boston Logan International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on April 30.

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On the same day, August 28, Embraer received both welcome and potentially unwelcome news from Japan Airlines concerning the manufacturer’s E-Jets and E-Jets E2 families.

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Two Chinese companies, Tianjin Airlines and ICBC Leasing, have signed orders and commitments for a total of up to 60 aircraft from the Embraer E-Jets and E-Jets-E2 families in deals valued at a total of $3.3 billion, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Brazil.

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Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has announced orders and commitments from two existing customers for eight more examples of its current E-Jets family, as well as revealing a new E-Jets operator.

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On behalf of Finnair, Flybe Finland will operate three round-trips a week on each of the three new routes, with Embraer 190 jets. The airline begins flying all three routes this summer.

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On March 8, Embraer Commercial Aviation marks a milestone in its E-Jets production program – the 10-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.

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Montreal-based Air Canada has secured commitments, options and rights to purchase up to 109 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The new Boeing 737 MAX jets will replace Air Canada’s existing mainline fleet of Airbus A320-family narrowbodies and at least 20 of its Embraer 190s.

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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.

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