Posted on: 03 July 2014 by Mark Howells
Aurigny Air Services has taken delivery of an Embraer 195 which will be used to add capacity on the carrier’s Guernsey–London Gatwick route.
The E195 is configured with 122 slim seats in a single-class layout and is the first commercial turbofan aircraft for the airline. Aurigny will fly up to four daily return flights with the E195 between Guernsey and London Gatwick.
“We welcome this E195 as a catalyst to support our company’s strategic development plan which will allow us to better match capacity to demand on our flagship route,” explained Mark Darby, CEO of Aurigny Air Services. “The aircraft’s seating capacity perfectly complements our turboprop fleet and enables us to offer enhanced passenger comfort.”
“The 122-seat configuration is ideal for the Guernsey–Gatwick route,” said Mathieu Duquesnoy, vice-president for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E195 will deliver a seat mile cost that makes the aircraft economical to operate even on the short sector, especially when you combine the quick turnaround time and high reliability of the E-Jet.”