The first of two 50-seat ERJ 145s has just joined the fleet of Queensland regional carrier JETGO Australia. The airline currently flies two 37 seat ERJ 135s and two 44-seat ERJ 140s. The second ERJ 145 will arrive in December. The new acquisitions will give JETGO the distinction of flying all three ERJ models.
JETGO will deploy the first ERJ 145 on the Wollongong-Brisbane and Wollongong-Melbourne routes. The need for additional seat capacity and the high degree of commonality with the other ERJs made the ERJ 145 an obvious choice according to the airline’s managing director, Paul Bredereck.
The airline received its first ERJ in 2012. Today, JETGO flies scheduled services as well as on-demand charters for corporate, government and private customers. JETGO also contracts with mining and energy companies to fly their staff and contractors to and from remote sites.
The first ERJ 145 was delivered from the USA and piloted by Captain and CEO Jason Ryder along with Captain Richard Goodale. JETGO flew the aircraft which started in Phoenix and stopped in Alaska, Russia, Japan, the Philippines then on to Australia. The trip took five days.