At two separate signing ceremonies in Beijing, CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. and Hebei Airlines Co., Ltd. have each signed firm orders for 10 Embraer 190s. CDB Leasing also signed a letter of intent for 10 more, while Hebei Airlines said it planned to order another five in the future.

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KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional-airline subsidiary, has finalized a contract for a further five Embraer 190 jets, firming up options the airline originally took in August 2007.

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Embraer says delivery of the new E-Jets is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2011. The 88-seat Embraer 175s and the 100-seat Embraer 190s will be configured in single-class layouts.

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Through subsidiary BA CityFlyer, British Airways is increasing its leisure-service offering from London City Airport to Southern European sunspot destinations to 41 flights a week at the height of the 2011 summer season.

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Frontier Airlines is to add Knoxville in Tennessee, Provo in Utah and Sioux Falls in South Dakota to its route map this summer by offering nonstop service from its Denver hub. In addition, Frontier is launching new nonstop service between its Kansas City hub and both Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Antonio in Texas.

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Brazil’s TRIP Linhas Aéreas has ordered four more Embraer 190s, taking its total E-Jet commitment to 24 aircraft including examples ordered directly from Embraer and aircraft acquired on lease from leasing companies.

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Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance member Dniproavia has placed an order for 10 Embraer 190s and has taken options on another five. It will add the aircraft to 25 ERJ-145s it will have in service this year, to become the largest operator of Embraer regional jets in Eastern Europe.

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Republic Airways Holdings’ Frontier Airlines has launched a schedule expansion from Omaha Eppley Airfield with the return of seasonal non-stop service to Orlando and St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and the launch of new non-stop, year-round service to San Diego. It will also launch non-stop service from Omaha to Los Angeles on February 14.

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The historic New England summer colony will be JetBlue Airways’ 66th destination. The carrier will operate its daily JFK-Martha’s Vineyard round-trips with 100-seat Embraer 190s.

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British Airways is launching twice-daily flights to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport from London City Airport on January 9. The airline will operate the route with 98-seat Embraer 190SRs operated by wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer.

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British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport on December 18 with a new seasonal service to Aéroport de Chambéry in France. BA CityFlyer will operate the route with Embraer 190s.

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Frontier Airlines has launched nonstop service between its hub at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and San Antonio International Airport, offering four weekly round-trip flights.

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Frontier Airlines is launching twice-weekly nonstop twice-weekly nonstop service between Omaha Eppley Airfield and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on January 16 and has begun operating six-times-weekly service linking the Florida sunspot destination with Frontier’s hub at Milwaukee.

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The new E-Jets – the 99-seat Embraer 190AR and the 116-seat Embraer 195AR – will be operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic’s low-cost carrier, which was acquired by the group in 2009.

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Delivery of the two Embraer 190s to BA CityFlyer is planned for the first quarter of 2011. At that point the carrier will be operating a total of 13 E-Jets, six Embraer 170s and seven Embraer 190s.

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Frontier Airlines is launching December-April seasonal nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida.

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JetBlue Airways is continuing to expand service at its San Juan, Puerto Rico focus city with daily nonstops between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and Jacksonville, Florida beginning on May 19.

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Austral Líneas Aéreas, the domestic arm of Aerolineas Argentinas, has taken delivery of its first two Embraer 190 jet from an order for 20 it placed in May 2009.

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British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport with the launch of its first route to Scandinavia.

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