Embraer has delivered the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines which is the first of two that the carrier will receive and part of a deal the airline signed in 2018 worth US$93.8 million at list prices.
The second aircraft will be delivered in the second quarter of 2019. The E175 for Mauritania Airlines is configured with 76 seats in a comfortable dual class layout. The introduction of E175 is part of Mauritania’s fleet modernization, replacing old aircraft and complementing their modern narrow-body aircraft.
Mauritania Airlines chief executive officer, Mohamed Radhy Bennahi said: “The introduction of the E175 in our fleet will allow us to add more frequencies and new destinations whilst enhancing the quality of passenger experience, and offering greater comfort with the best cabin in this category.”
Embraer vice president for sales in the Middle East & Africa, Raul Villaron said it is the first delivery of an E175 to Africa.