Royal Jordanian has not yet received its first E2 jets and already admits that it may increase orders for the Embraer aircraft, the airline’s CEO and vice-president, Samer Majali, told Aviation Week.
Jordan’s national carrier closed an order for two E195-E2s with Embraer and a leasing agreement with Azorra for four E190-E2s and two E195-E2s in May.
The first two jets will be delivered in the coming weeks and will replace the fleet of two E175s and two E195s that entered service in 2006.
Even doubling Embraer’s fleet of jets, Royal Jordanian is already considering adding two other aircraft soon, said Majali.
In fact, the airline had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October 2022 that provided for the order of 10 E2 jets, without specifying variants.
According to Majali, the E190-E2 and E195-E2 play an important role in Royal Jordanian’s air network, as they allow increasing frequency to destinations where demand does not justify an Airbus A320.
Furthermore, the E2s can be used to test new routes, including in Europe, thanks to their much greater range than the first generation E-Jets.
Royal Jordanian currently has a fleet of 27 aircraft from three different manufacturers. Recently, the company closed orders for A320neo family aircraft and increased orders for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, in addition to the agreement with Embraer.