Brazilian carrier Azul has taken delivery of its first Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
The company is the launch customer of this latest generation aircraft, delivered in a ceremony at Embraer’s main facility in São José dos Campos.
Azul will receive another five aircraft until the end of the year and has a total of 51 firm orders.
The aircraft has 136 seats (18 more than the current E195-E1 and 30 more than the current E190-E1) designed in a two-by-two configuration with no middle seat.
“This E2 is dedicated to our crewmembers. We have chosen a special livery for this launch aircraft that celebrates the Values that guide our decisions and actions here at Azul. I want to thank our 13,000 colleagues because without their dedication and commitment to building the best airline in the world, this day would not be possible,” said John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul.
“We still need to switch more than half of our 900 daily flights to next-generation aircraft. Each of these will have a lower cost, higher revenue, and will deliver an exceptional customer experience, which all together will provide incredible leverage to Azul’s financial performance for the years to come.”