Belavia Belarusian Airlines has taken delivery of its first E2 next generation Embraer aircraft. It is the first of three E195-E2 jets to be leased to Belavia by AerCap.
The aircraft has been configured in a dual class layout seating 125 passengers in total (9 in business and 116 in economy).
Belarus national carrier Belavia said it planned to deploy the aircraft on routes to London, Barcelona, Nur-Sultan, Munich, Paris, Sochi and Amsterdam.
CEO Anatoly Gusarov commented: “Belavia’s passengers love our current Embraer aircraft and I hope they will love the next generation E2 even more. The E2 offers Belavia lower operating costs, as well as the lowest impact on the environment.
“At Belavia we like to keep our fleet young and fresh; with the addition of the E195-E2 we can take more passengers, further, in greater comfort, and more efficiently – the E2 is the perfect fit.”
Embraer Commercial Aviation vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa Cesar Pereira said: “It’s great to welcome another airline to the E2 family of operators. As airlines’ ramp up their operations, the E195-E2 is perfectly positioned to right size routes previously operated by narrowbodies, while keeping frequencies and adjusting capacity to new levels. We look forward to supporting Belavia as they continue to upgrade their offering to their customers.”