Air Moldova of Chisinau, Moldova, is Embraer’s newest E-Jet customer in Europe.
Representatives from the airline, including the CEO, Mr. Iualian Scorpan, attended a ceremony at the factory in São José dos Campos earlier this month.
The new E190 will help Air Moldova pursue its objective to further develop its network that serves thirteen cities in Europe and the Middle East. Configured with 114 seats in single class, the acquisition of the E190 will better match capacity to demand on several routes currently flown by larger Airbus A320s. The airline also flies Tupolev TU-134s, Antonov AN-24s, and an Antonov AN-26.
Air Moldova has only one E190 in its fleet yet it is not the only carrier that has a solo E-Jet. Air Caraïbes of Guadeloupe has been flying its lone E190 for two and a half years on routes around the Caribbean.
Seventeen European airlines have now right-sized their fleets with Embraer E-Jets. In addition to Air Moldova and Montenegro Airlines, the Ukraine’s Windrose Aviation, with its E195s in Kiev, is helping to satisfy the capacity requirements in the eastern part of the continent.