Air Europa ceased operations with the Embraer E195

The last active aircraft flew from Madrid to the UK on Saturday for storage. Airline is implementing plan to unify fleet with only Boeing jets

Air Europa ceased operations with the Embraer E195 jet on Saturday, January 28th. The last aircraft of the model that was still active (registration EC-LLR) flew from Madrid to Nottingham, UK, where it will be stored.

The end of flights with the 120-seat aircraft (12 seats in the business class and 108 seats in the economy) is part of a plan to unify the Air Europa fleet to operate only Boeing aircraft – the company currently has 21 737-800s and 23 787s in service.

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The 11 E195s that flew with the livery of Air Europa began to be delivered in 2008, when Globalia, the company’s parent company, signed agreements with Embraer.

In 2016 the aircraft started to be operated through Aeronova, a subsidiary of the group that used the “Air Europa Express” brand. However, in 2018, the carrier announced its intention to gradually phase them out of service, as well as most of the ATR 72 turboprops.

Air Europa started to operate the E195 aircraft in 2008 (Embraer)

The E195 phase-out process began in March 2020, when Air Europa retired the EC-KRJ registration jet. That year, three other Embraer aircraft left the fleet and a fifth model, in 2021.

Last year, the Spanish carrier took four more E195s off flights, leaving just two planes, including the EC-LLR, which made its last revenue flight on January 27, between Malaga and Madrid.

Of the 10 E195s flown by Air Europa, four are now in the fleet of Breeze Airways, a new carrier created by David Neeleman, three were transferred to TAP Air Portugal and three have been idle for a few months.


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