Ever since the first E-Jet entered revenue service in 2004 with LOT
Polish Airlines, the aircraft have been changing the way people fly by offering
passengers more choices to go where they want, when they want. Around the
world, airlines have discovered the versatility of the airplanes. Today, you’ll
find E-Jets flying with some 60 airlines from 40 countries in mainline,
regional, tour operator and low fare business applications.
Many of the world’s most recognizable airlines are flying E-Jets but
there are many lesser known carriers who are deploying their aircraft in
remarkable ways. Virgin Australia routinely flies its E190s on four hour legs
over water. The western provinces of China are home to a fleet of Hebei
Airlines E-Jets that are helping to develop the local economies of regions that
never had air service. E-Jets are also flying on the iconic New York-Boston-
Washington shuttle routes in the USA. And in Brazil, the E-Jets of Azul Linhas
Aéreas have introduced affordable air travel to an entire segment of first time
In Africa, Kenya Airways is using its fleet of E170s and E190s to bring
greater connectivity across Africa. From its Nairobi hub, the airline is
scheduling its E-Jets to increase frequency and build its network. By the end
of 2013, KQ plans to fly between Nairobi and the capital of every African
country with its fleet of Boeing and E-Jets aircraft. The E170 and E190 are
fundamental to the airline’s expansion strategy that promotes connectivity
without adding excess capacity.
At a ceremony on October 10 at the factory in São José dos Campos,
Embraerfrom Kenya Airways and the Government of Kenya. He cited the
vision of Kenya Airways to break with the traditional large aircraft strategies
of African carriers and embrace a plan to fly smaller jets with greater
Mr. de Souza e
Silva praised the airline for taking the lead among African carriers by using
the full potential of E-Jet capabilities. Since it received its first E170 in
2007, Kenya Airways has been flying its E-Jets as far south as Maputo as well
as to cities closer to home in South Sudan and Tanzania.
showcases the best of our E-Jets philosophy. I can’t think of more deserving
customer to fly this beautiful 900th E-Jet,” said Mr. de Souza e Silva as he
delivered the aircraft to Mr. Francis Musila, the airline’s Head of Fleet
1. Mr. Peter Kirimi Kaberia,
Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya; Mr. Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva,
President, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
2. Mr. Francis Musila, Head of Fleet Development,
Kenya Airways; Mr. José Luis Molina,Vice President, Contracts, Embraer.