Swiss regional airline, Helvetic Airways announced the signing of an agreement with TrueNoord to lease two first generation Embraer E190 jets.
The arrival of the aircraft to the Swiss carrier’s fleet is scheduled for the end of May and the end of June, respectively.
With the new additions, the carrier will have 18 aircraft, all of them from the Brazilian manufacturer.
The E190s leased by Helvetic, both first generation models and manufactured in 2013, will receive the registration HB-JVX (MSN19000603) and HB-JVY (MSN19000607).
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The two jets flew for TUI Fly Belgium until months ago. The airline is expanding its fleet with the E195-E2, also through leasing.
Helvetic’s planes will be configured with 112 seats, the same layout as the other four jets of the type operated by the company, which has four E195-E2 and eight E190-E2 in its fleet.
“By giving us additional availabilities, our two new arrivals will enable us to keep our schedules stable even under the present challenging conditions, to assure our customers of high reliability, on-time services and a sound foundation for their air travel planning,” said Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways.
Back to the fleet
Helvetic Airways operates a number of short and medium-haul routes from airports in Switzerland. The company offers scheduled, chartered and wet lease services.
The company also recently confirmed that at least six of its E2 jets will be leased by Swiss during the summer season in Europe (between July and September).
The two E190s mark a turning point for the Swiss carrier, which had withdrawn several E-Jets from its fleet after receiving the new E2s. In 2021 alone, four E195s and two E190s were returned.