Low Cost & Regional

Scoot completes lease deal for nine Embraer E192-E2 aircraft with Azorra

Scoot, the lowcost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will bring nine Embraer E192-E2 aircraft into its fleet as it looks to drive growth in the region.

The aircraft will join the fleet thanks to a lease arrangement with Azorra and the first delivery is scheduled for delivery in 2024

The E190-E2 is the manufacturer’s quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft with under 150 seats. They will come from Azorra’s existing backlog with Embraer.

Leslie Thng, Scoot chief executive, said: “The agreement to include nine new E190-E2 aircraft in our fleet allows us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, and support our network growth strategy by serving thinner routes to non-metro destinations out of Singapore.

“As the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2s, we are excited to be working with our partners at Embraer to improve our network connectivity and increase travel options for our customers.”

John Evans, Azorra chief executive said: “We are thrilled to support Scoot and its exciting expansion plan to serve more short and medium haul flights across Southeast Asia.

“Scoot’s selection of the E2 is a resounding endorsement of Embraer’s E2 product line and the crossover segment.

“With the addition of E2s, Scoot becomes the first Singapore-based airline to operate crossover aircraft, demonstrating the emerging capacity rationalization trend amongst operators globally.”

Arjan Meijer, chief executive of Embraer Commercial Aviation, added: “We welcome Scoot as the region’s first major operator of the E2.

“The team at our APAC headquarters in Singapore is proud to support the airline in its quest to enhance connectivity and growth in the region, supporting the further development of its Singapore hub.

“This is the value the E2 brings to airlines – complementing larger narrowbodies to grow and maintain networks.

“Passengers will enjoy the unique comfort of Embraer’s signature two by two seat configuration and modern interior. Work is already underway to prepare for the aircraft’s entry into service.”

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