New African carrier, Eswatini Air, from the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) started its flights on Sunday with two Embraer ERJ 145 jets.
The first destinations served by the company are Harare, in Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg, in South Africa, with departures from King Mswati III International Airport, in Manzini.
The ERJ 145 incorporated by Eswatini Air, with registrations 3DC-EAA and 3DC-EAB, are models that were delivered by Embraer in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
The previous operator of the jets was Hop!, Air France’s regional flights division. The aircraft are leased from Acia Aero Capital, a Turkish leasing company.
As the flag carrier of the small country in Africa, Eswatini Air planned to start its activities in June 2022.
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However, the company only obtained operation certificates at the end of last year. Eswatini Air intends to launch new routes to Durban and Cape Town, South Africa, starting in May or June.