Posted on: 19 December 2013 by Mark Howells
Embraer Commercial Aviation has announced that Saratov Airlines (also known as Saravia) has leased two E195s and will be the first operator of E-Jets in Russia.
The E190 and E195 were certified by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee in December 2012.
Saratov Airlines’ E195s will be configured with 114 seats in dual class and deployed from the airline’s base at Saratov Airport. The aircraft are planned for scheduled services as well as for charter flights to Dubai, Europe, Asia and Africa in association with Saratov’s tour partner, Magellan.
“We see good potential in Russia for aircraft of the capacity that Embraer E-Jets offer,” remarked Paulo Cesar Silva, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “As the first Russian airline to fly the E195, Saratov Airlines will showcase the aircraft's excellent economics, reliability, and cabin design. I am positive both passengers and crews are going to enjoy flying the E-Jets and the airline will see, rapidly, the benefits of it.”
“Saravia selected the E195 because of its proven ability to operate in wide range of business applications,” stated Saratov Airlines general director, Konstantin Sokolov. “We are keen to start realising improvements in fleet efficiency with this aeroplane and to have a cabin that we know our passengers will love. The E195 is going to keep us competitive.”