Airport staff and guests inspected the E170 shortly
after it landed at Ouagadougou Airport.
The E-Jet carried its first passengers on 18 January.
Air Burkina has acquired two E170s as part of its
fleet modernization plan. The first
aircraft entered revenue service on 18 January and flew four legs to/from
Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
The second E170 is scheduled for delivery in March. The two 68-seat E-Jets will replace the
The E170s will allow Air Burkina to develop its
network with more fuel-efficient and right-sized aircraft. With their 3.892 km range, the E-Jets can
easily serve all of the airline’s nine west African destinations including
Dakar which is 1.600 km from Ouagadougou and just under three hours flying
More than 40 E-Jets and and nearly 50 ERJs are flying
with African carriers. Want to know more
about Embraer and the prospects for African aviation? Check out the special issue of Tailwinds that
features Embraer’s recent Johannesburg airline business seminar for the region.