Posted on: 10 February 2010 by Ross McSweeny
The first commercial service using the Embraer 190 into London City Airport has been operated by Baboo on its Geneva–London City route.
“Today is a real milestone for us,” remarked Jacques Bankir, CEO of Baboo. “From the very beginning we chose the steep approach option for our three E-190s with the express intention of operating into airports with short runways. We are especially proud to be the first to operate this aircraft, the most comfortable and popular regional jet, into this most user-friendly airport.”
After a long and stringent process, the E-190, fitted with a steep approach option has just been certified for this airport. Much of the certification work was carried out with the aid of British Airways CityFlyer which is scheduled to receive its first Embraer 190 in March. In the meantime, Baboo has taken the opportunity to build on the volume of traffic it has built since introducing the 11-flights-a-week service with the Bombardier Q400 on 25 October 2009.