Scoot, a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, confirmed rumors by signing a Letter of Intent with Azorra to receive nine Embraer E190-E2 jets.
The aircraft will be configured with 112 single-class seats and will complement Scoot’s fleet of larger jets such as 32 Airbus A320s and 19 Boeing 787s.
“The new aircraft ensures that Scoot is ready for growth by enhancing our connectivity in the region and supports the further development of our Singapore hub,” said Leslie Thng, CEO of the company.
It will be the first carrier to operate with the E2 model in the region, where Embraer has made several attempts to seek new customers.
The choice of the E2 had been talked about since December, when news agency sources pointed to the negotiations between Singapore and Embraer.