British Airways subsidiary increases its E-Jets firm orders to 13 aircraft
São José dos Campos,– Embraer and British Airways have signed a contract for another two EMBRAER 190 jets. The aircraft will be operated by BA CityFlyer (BACF), British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, on routes from London City Airport (LCY). Following deliveries planned for the first semester of 2011, BA CityFlyer will then operate a total of 13 E-Jets, comprised of six EMBRAER 170s and seven EMBRAER 190s.
“We are particularly proud to see BA CityFlyer continue building its fleet of E-Jets,” said Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “The versatility and wide range of benefits that the E-Jets platform can offer are clearly being put to good use out of London City Airport by BACF.”
The two additional aircraft will enable British Airways to expand its route network from LCY, such as new service to the stringent Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), in Sweden. BA CityFlyer’s EMBRAER 190 jets will be configured with 98 seats.