Airlines Helvetic takes delivery of first E195-E2
Swiss carrier Helvetic has officially taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 state-of-the-art aircraft.
At Embraer´s facility in Sao Jose dos Compos in Brazil, Helvetic Airways of Switzerland has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 regional jet. This delivery is a milestone for the carrier, that seeks to receive further three E195-E2s by the end of next month.
With this delivery and the upcoming additional deliveries, Helvetic modernizes its fleet and adds new capacity. This will allow the carrier to offer new routes, especially of importance as travel restrictions are slowly being rescinded.
“With the delivery of the first of our four new Embraer E195-E2s, our fleet renewal is on plan to be completed by the end of July,” said Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways, at the delivery media conference today. “The structural changes in the demand for air travel that have emerged in recent months vindicate the strategic choices we made back in 2018,”
Speaking at the delivery event broadcast to Helvetic employees in Europe, Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation said, “With the new E195-E2, Helvetic builds on its reputation as one of the most environmentally committed airlines in Europe. Not only does the aircraft burn 25% less fuel than its predecessor, its noise footprint is 65% smaller. The E2s are great news for communities near airports.”
Pogorevc concluded: “With Embraer we have both the right types of aircraft and the right industry partner. Helvetic Airways now operates an optimal fleet mix in terms of capacity and sustainability. And as one of the leading E-Jet E2 operators in the world, Helvetic Airways will now be able to further strengthen its role as a Swiss airline in the European sky.”
Helvetic has the option to use its Embraer E2 aircraft with different seat configurations, so that the demand on specific European routes can be perfectly adjusted. In total, Helvetic is expected to take delivery of 12 E2 jets, eight E190-E2s and four E195-E2s. The carrier also holds purchase rights for additional 12 aircraft.
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