BOC Aviation has delivered the first of two new EMBRAER 190 aircraft to Jetairfly, an airline subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC (“TUI Travel”), one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies. The leases for both aircraft were signed last year and the second aircraft is scheduled for delivery next month.
The E190s are configured with 112 slim line seats in a single-class layout for Jetairfly. The company plans to operate the aircraft from Brussels airport to various destinations in its European network including Faro in Portugal, Málaga in Spain, and Zakynthos in Greece.
“We are very enthusiastic about welcoming this first EMBRAER 190 in Jetairfly’s fleet and start operations with this brand new aircraft. It will allow us to schedule new direct routes with one of the most eco-efficient aircraft, providing our passengers with a high level of comfort,” stated Elie Bruyninckx, Chairman of Jetairfly. “The E190 will help us to right size demand on some seasonal routes and lower our operational costs.”
“The introduction of this first E190 to Jetairfly’s fleet further consolidates our company’s partnership with TUI Travel PLC and also with Embraer. We are delighted to be the first aircraft leasing company to deliver the E190 to a tour operator and we are able to do it because the economics of the aircraft works for this business,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation.
“Not only are we welcoming a new customer to our portfolio of E-Jet operators, the airline’s selection is yet another endorsement of the versatility of the E-Jets product line,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Jetairfly will deploy its E190s to offer its passengers more nonstop options more often and to more destinations.”