Sao Paulo - Belavia has placed a new order for an Embraer E195. The company had already purchased an E175 at the Paris Air Show last June.
Deliverable in 2018, the company's new E195, which will be based at Minsk Airport has a value of $ 53.5 million at list price. The E195 will be configured to accommodate 11 passengers in Business class and 96 in Economy.
Receiving a new order so soon after the announcement of their last order is a great source of pride for Embraer,said Martyn Holmes, Vice President of Sales&Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.
This confirms that our aircraft and the team that supports them bring significant value to Belavia and its customers. The success of Belavia continues, their traffic has increased by 20% per year, and Embraer is ready to support the growth and renewal of its fleet,Mr. Holmes added.
This new contract will bring Belavia's Embraer fleet to seven planes, four E195s, and three E175s.
The new E195 will replace the company's Boeing 737-500 and will open new destinations such as Brussels, but also to increase the number of flights on the existing routes, according to Belarusian airline operator.
Embraer E-jets family offer high shipping rates and convincing economic costs, which also allow us to cope with seasonal fluctuations. In addition, our customers really appreciate the high levels of comfort they get from flying. Embraer is the obvious choice for our continued growth,said the company.
Since entering commercial service, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,800 orders, and more than 1,400 aircraft have been delivered (the 1400th arrived last week at American Airlines). Today, they fly in the fleets of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 130-seat family operates with low-cost airlines as well as regional and major carriers.
Belarusian Airlines Belavia is the largest carrier of the Republic of Belarus. It is based at Minsk National Airport and flies regularly to 49 airports in 28 countries in Europe and Asia. Founded on March 5, 1996, the company has been a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1997, and since 2010 a member of the European Airlines Association (ERAA). Its fleet includes 26 aircraft: five 737-800, six 737-500, seven 737-300, two E175, two E195 and four Bombardier CRJ-100/200.