regional subsidiary has concluded a lease agreement with BOC Aviation to add
six Embraer 190s to its current fleet of 22 E-Jets. The additional E190s are
part of KLM Cityhopper’s strategic plan to replace the oldest aircraft in its
Fokker fleet. The first of the six E190s
is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of this year.
with its current E190s, the new E190s will also be configured with 100 seats in
a single-class layout. After delivery of
the last aircraft from this new acquisition, KLM Cityhopper will have more
E190s in its fleet than any other aircraft type. All of the E190s will be deployed across
KLM’s European network from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
its partnership with Air France, the combined KL/AF E-Jet fleet will total 56
aircraft by the end of this year, the largest in Europe.
Since entering revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received more than
1,300 orders for its E-Jets. Nearly
1,000 have been delivered. Sixty-five
airlines from 45 countries have added E-Jets to their fleets and are flying
them in low cost, regional and mainline business applications. In May 2013, the global E-Jets fleet had accumulated 10 million flight hours.