Paris - Air France subsidiary HOP! will lease seven Embraer E190 from NAC (Nordic Aviation Capital). The airline expects the first aircraft by the end of this year.
On December 5, the Danish lessor NAC announced that it had signed a leasing contract with the French carrier HOP! for seven Embraer E190. The deal is a further consolidation of a letter of intent signed between two companies at Farnborough Air Show in July.
NAC will deliver the devices from its existing order book with Brazilian manufacturer. HOP! already operates ten E190 jets that are configured to accommodate 100 passengers.
The carrier expects the first copy by the end of this year. The announcement comes three weeks after the officialization of the company's fleet renewal decision.
The new order will bring the total number of E-jets in the airline's fleet to 32 (81 for the Air France-KLM Group).
HOP! Air France operates the largest domestic network in Europe with 600 daily flights to 50 destinations served by a fleet of one hundred aircraft ranging from 48 to 212 seats. The airline carries 13 million passengers a year on average.
Nordic Aviation Capital is the largest regional aircraft leasing company in the industry and serves more than 70 airlines in 50 countries. The company supplies regional jets and turboprops to well-known carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada, LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Garuda, Flybe, Aeroméxico and airBaltic, as well as major regional carriers including Air Nostrum and Widerøe.
NAC's current fleet consists of nearly 500 aircraft including the E170, E175, E190, E195, ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000, and A220 aircraft.