Amstelveen - The Dutch airline operator KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced the delivery of two new Embraer regional jets, one E175+, and one E190, for its subsidiary Cityhopper.
The E175+, 14th of the 17 ordered, registered PH-EXU, and the penultimate of the 32 E190, registered PH-EXV, both landed at Amsterdam-Schiphol airport on 24 February 2018.
With these deliveries, the number of Embraers operated by the KLM subsidiary reaches 45. The next aircraft to be delivered in March and the last before the summer. Thus, the renewal of Cityhopper's short-haul fleet will be completed before the summer. KLM operates the largest Embraer fleet in Europe.
The E175+ is configured to accommodate 98 passengers in total (30 in Business, 8 in Premium, and 60 in Economy). The new wingtips of the aircraft improve aerodynamics and fuel economy, on average 6.4% lower than that of the original E175, and especially 22% lower than that of the Fokker 70 they replaced (the last left the fleet in October 2017).
The E190 is configured to carry 100 passengers in total (20 in Business, 8 in premium, and 72 in Economy)
These deliveries are an important step in the renewal of the fleet. In addition to the best energy performance, Brazilian single-aisles provide our passengers more comfort and more space, helping to create memorable trips.Dutch operator said.