Zurich - SWISS International Air Lines will fly with the new generation Embraer E190-E2 jets from 2019. The planes are hired from Swiss Helvetic Airways.
Helvetic Airways has ordered twelve E190 E2 jets, which will be delivered from 2019 onwards. Eight of them are currently being leased by SWISS. They will be used on short-haul European routes, the company said. The cabin configuration of the new regional jets has not been revealed yet.
The new generation E2 jets of Embraer are powered by Pratt & Whitney new PurePower Geared Turbofan PW1900G engines and 17 percent more fuel-efficient than the previous generation. They also have a more modern cabin.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has delivered the first copy this year in April to launch company Norwegian Widerøe.
SWISS currently operates four leased Embraer E190 of the previous generation from Helvetic Airways. After delivery of the new generation E2 jets, Helvetic Airways will remove these aircraft from its fleet just like the five older generation Fokker 100 aircraft.