Helvetic Airways AG of Zürich has
started flying the first of seven E190LRs it has acquired on long term leases
from Airfleet Credit Corporation. The
E190 departed today on a round-trip flight from Zürich to Berlin.
The 112-seat, single class E190s
were previously flown by Niki Airlines of Austria. Helvetic will deploy three of the jets across
its own network of scheduled and charter flights. The other four aircraft will be flown on
behalf of SWISS which is using the Helvetic E190s to replace the carrier’s four
Deliveries started last
month. The seventh E190 is expected to
join the Helvetic fleet by June 2015.