Posted on: 08 July 2014 by Mark Howells
Borajet has signed a lease agreement for four Embraer 190s as part of an initiative to gradually upgrade its fleet, add capacity and frequencies, and grow its network from its base at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
The first of the 100-seat, single-class E190s is expected to enter revenue service later in July.
“We are eager to start operations with our first jet aircraft and delighted, specifically, that the type selected is the E190 – chosen for its performance, comfort, plus the fact that it offers the best economics in its class,” remarked Fatih Akol, CEO of Borajet. “We will now be able to offer our passengers new destinations that were not possible to reach with our current fleet of turboprops due to the challenging and varied topography of the region.”
“We welcome Borajet as the first Turkey-based E-Jet operator. The country has tremendous potential because of the large number of cities that are ideally sized for the E190,” declared John Slattery, chief commercial officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The range of the aircraft, its reliability and its trademark level of cabin comfort will be a welcome addition to travellers in the region.”