Aerolineas Argentinas ordered 12 Embraer 195 E2 to expand its fleet.
The Argentine airline currently operates 17 previous generation E190s, with a further nine in storage, according to data from AWIN Fleet Discovery. In a statement dated October 12, the company said the new E195 E2 would replace the E190s, but did not specify whether the new arrivals would simply replace the same number of older models. The E195 E2s will enter service from 2024 and deliveries will be completed by 2026. They will offer significantly greater capacity, with the new aircraft configured for 136 seats compared to 96 for the E190s.
“Through this agreement, we are able to modernize our fleet, increase productivity and reduce cost per seat”, said the president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani. Embraer welcomed the decision to replace older models with the E195 E2. “The performance of the aircraft, the reduced environmental impact and the comfort of the aircraft’s 2×2 seats, without central seats and with huge internal luggage bins, will constitute a significant change for Aerolíneas and its guests”said Martyn Holmes, CCO of Embraer.
There fuel consumption of new planes is estimated to be 13.8% better than that of the planes they will replace. The airline said that in a dynamic and expanding domestic and regional market, the incorporation of larger and more efficient aircraft would generate 16% additional revenue.
Aerolíneas Argentinas is currently renewing its entire fleet. She recently received an Airbus A330 (the tenth of its fleet) for its wide-body operations and a Boeing 737 MAX (the ninth in its fleet) for its short and medium-haul operations. The Argentine company currently has a fleet of 84 devicesincluding ten Airbus A330-200s (with an average age of 12.7 years), eight Boeing 737-700s, eight MAX 8s, 29 Boeing 737-800s, two 737-800(SF) for cargo operations and 26 Embraer E1s.