The mystery surrounding the order for five E195-E2s announced by Embraer lasted a few days. Binter Canarias, the airline that already operates E2 jets, announced this Friday that it had closed a deal for the new planes worth $389 million.
The confirmation came from Santiago Guerra, Binter’s general coordinator, during the company’s conference on Friday. The first two E195-E2s will be delivered in November 2023, two more in December and the last one in April 2024, according to him.
“The experience acquired in these years confirms the excellent evaluation that our customers have of this aircraft model, which fits very well on Binter’s longer routes and with a greater volume of passengers, and the arrival of new jets will allow us to expand the offer of routes and destinations that we have now”, stated Guerra.
With the new order, Binter’s fleet of E2 jets will reach 10 aircraft. The airline also operates 27 ATR 72 turboprops, but may reduce the number of this type of aircraft to focus on its jets, which are configured with 132 seats, 24 less than the maximum capacity.
Based in the Canary Islands, Binter was the first E195-E2 customer in Europe, having received the first of them in 2019, to replace its CRJ-1000s.
Later, Embraer sent a statement confirming that the order for five jets revealed on Wednesday is indeed the one closed with Binter Canarias.