Posted on: 01 March 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Embraer has signed a new contract with TRIP Linhas Aéreas for the sale of four Embraer 190s, taking the total E-Jets ordered by TRIP – whether acquired directly from Embraer or through leasing companies – to 24.
One of the aircraft in this order was already included in Embraer’s firm orders for the fourth quarter of 2010, as an undisclosed customer. This year, TRIP will receive nine E-190s, thus doubling its fleet of E-Jets.
TRIP’s E-190s will be configured in a 110-seat single class and will be used to expand the number of destinations it serves in Brazil, while taking advantage of the growth in the Brazilian market, which is expected to double in size over the next five years. TRIP currently operates nine E-175s, configured with 86 seats in a single class.
“We consider the E-Jets to be ideal for supporting our continuous and sustainable growth. TRIP already owns the largest regional fleet in South America, and the acquisition of these aircraft will make it possible to boost the connections between our regional hubs, as well as the expansion of routes between cities with a medium traffic density,” commented José Mário Caprioli, president of TRIP.