Posted on: 05 May 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Embraer has delivered the first Embraer 190 to TRIP Linhas Aéreas in a ceremony at the airframer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos.
The Brazilian airline currently operates a fleet of nine E-175s, and should receive nine E-190s by the end of 2011.
TRIP’s E-190 is configured in a single class, accommodating 110 passengers. With this model, TRIP intends to expand to more destinations in Brazil, taking advantage of the increased air transportation demand within the domestic market. The nine E-175s are configured in a single class for 86 passengers.
“The beginning of operations of the Embraer 190 marks an important moment for our company, investing in very economically efficient aircraft, with a high level of cabin comfort, and a commercial success, worldwide. The aircraft will be used both to consolidate our mature markets and to add others to our wide-ranging network,” explained José Mário Caprioli dos Santos, president of TRIP. “They will be an important tool for maintaining our standard of quality and aggressive growth in the Brazilian marketplace, which, at the same time as it shows great potential for new passengers, it is also an extremely competitive atmosphere.”