A new French airline, Lorizon Aircraft, is about to start services in the Brittany region with a peculiar proposal.
The carrier intends to operate regular corporate flights to destinations such as Inverness, Paris, Toulon and Lyon, however, with some seats sold to ordinary passengers.
For this purpose, Lorizon is receiving two Embraer ERJ 135 regional jets, which have 37 seats. One of the aircraft was delivered last week, after flying with Loganair, from the United Kingdom.
The flights will depart from Lorient-Bretagne Sud airport, which until March 2021 received an Air France flight.
According to the founder of Lorizon, Maxime Bay, the frequencies will be negotiated with companies, in long-term contracts. The excess seats, in turn, can be purchased by anyone for attractive prices.
To optimize the two ERJ 135s, Bay is also considering carrying out air medical and charter flights.
Embraer’s smallest commercial jet
The ERJ 135, with 37 seats, is the smallest regional jet ever produced by Embraer. It is derived from the ERJ 145 (50 seats) as an alternative for less demanding routes.
The aircraft has a fuselage that is 3.54 meters shorter and has undergone minor changes, such as reducing the power of the Rolls-Royce (Allison) AE-3007 engines.
The ERJ 135’s first customers were US regional airlines, at the time American Eagle and Continental Express. The aircraft ended up finding more interested parties and gave rise to the Legacy, Embraer’s first executive jet.