With nearly 1,700 E-Jet family aircraft delivered, Embraer still did not have a customer in the Caribbean region until last week when Sky High Aviation took delivery of its first E190 under lease.
The aircraft, configured with 98 seats, is part of an agreement closed with the lessor TrueNoord and includes a second E190, which will be delivered later in June.
Sky High is already an Embraer customer thanks to the use of two ERJ 145s since 2019. According to the manufacturer, the two second-hand E190s will expand the airline’s destinations in the region and will also be used on routes to the US.
“The E190 is the perfect aircraft to help manage demand at peak times, as well as open and maintain the international routes essential for our continued development as a leading Caribbean operator,” said Juan Chamizo Alonso, President of Sky High Aviation.
The two E190s leased by Sky High were originally delivered to Air Astana of Kazakhstan between 2013 and 2014, but were eventually withdrawn from service in 2020.
Sky High was founded in 2012 and started operations with the Jetstream 41 turboprop.