We’ve just ended the first five months of the year by adding five new E-Jet E2 customers who will deploy their airplanes on a range of missions. Their acquisitions showcase the true versatility of the E2s across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Airlines were quick to purge older, less fuel-efficient aircraft during the pandemic. Now, they’re rebuilding their fleets with newer equipment that is focused on developing better network connectivity, reducing fuel consumption, and achieving net zero emissions goals. Our E2s fit the bill – they burn less fuel and already meet ICAO’s strict future NOX and CO2 emissions limits.
Our new customers will use their E2s in four different ways. In low-cost carrier environments, Salam Air, a low-fare airline from Oman, and Singapore’s Scoot will grow their current LCC networks with the E195-E2. TUI, a Belgian charter operator, will fly its E195-E2s from Antwerp to serve new holiday destinations from northern Belgium. Royal Jordanian, a 15-year E-Jet customer, will add E190-E2s and E195-E2s for mainline service within the Levant. And Malaysia’s SKS Airways will start regional flights to/from Kuala’s Lumpur’s downtown Subang Airport.
The E2s were designed to complement existing narrow-body frequencies, open new markets, serve noise restricted and short-runway inner-city airports, fly long range, and with operating economics that make them ideal for highly competitive, low-fare environments.
As carriers shop for new airplanes, many are only now discovering the tremendous potential of the E2s. Together with our leasing partners, we’re eager to build on this new awareness and to confirm more customers for the world’s most sustainable airplanes in the next half of the year, so stay tuned.