The President of
the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and a delegation
of government and local officials were on hand at Nouakchott International Airport
to welcome the arrival of the newest addition to the Mauritania Airlines fleet,
an ERJ 145.
The airline plans
to deploy the 50-seat jet across its domestic and international network. The 2,800 kilometer range of the ERJ 145
allows it to serve many cities in western Africa. The carrier intends to operate the aircraft
between Nouakchott and Dakar, Banjul, Casablanca, Abidjan, Bamako and Conakry.
Airlines brings to 22 the number of corporate, government, charter and
scheduled airline customers operating Embraer commercial jets on the
continent. More than 80 ERJs and E-Jets
are in service with operators registered in 16 African countries.