Spanning two continents, Istanbul
is home to one of the most strategically positioned airline hubs in the
world. Now, Embraer’s first E-Jet
operator will soon begin flying E190s from the city’s Sabiha Gökçen
International Airport. The carrier will
link Istanbul with cities across the country of 76 million people.
Four E190s will join the fleet as
part of an initiative to upgrade its turboprop fleet, add capacity and
frequencies, and grow its network. The
range of the E190 was particularly attractive to Borajet according to the
airline’s CEO, Mr. Fatih Akol. “We will now be able to offer our passengers new destinations that were
not possible to reach with our current fleet of turboprops due to the
challenging and varied topography of the region.” Flight time between Istanbul in the west and
the eastern most cities is about two hours and covers a distance of some 1,300
Each aircraft carries the name of a city in Turkey and is configured
with 100 seats in single class.