Belavia of Belarus has taken delivery of a new E175, the first of 3 E-Jets to join the fleet in 2018. By the end of the year, the carrier will be flying 7 E-Jets, 3 E175s and 4 E195s.
Today, at a ceremony at the company’s delivery hangar in São José dos Campos, Simon Newitt, VP Contracts for Embraer Commercial Aviation, officially handed over the E175 to Mr. Anatoli Husarou, Belavia’s Director General. The new E175 is painted in Belavia’s updated blue and white livery that features a cornflower on the tail.
Belavia acquired its first E-Jets, two E175s, in 2012 and added two E195s in 2014. To meet the steady growth in passenger demand from its hub at Minsk, the airline is following a fleet modernization plan that calls for more E-Jets. Starting in April 2019 and continuing through April 2020, five more E175s and E195s leased from Nordic Aviation Capital will be added to the E-Jets fleet bringing the total to 12 aircraft.