Scoot, a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has signed a lease agreement for nine E190-E2 jets with Azorra, Embraer announced on May 22.
The aircraft will begin delivery in 2024 and are part of the US leasing company’s backlog. The choice of the E190-E2 had been revealed by Scoot in February, when it signed a Letter of Intent with Azorra.
It is the first Embraer aircraft to fly for the Singaporean airline. The low-cost company currently operates with a fleet of 37 A320 family jets, including the A321neo, and 20 Boeing 787 widebodies of the -8 and -9 versions.
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“We are thrilled to support Scoot and its exciting expansion plan to serve more short and medium haul flights across Southeast Asia”, said John Evans, Azorra’s CEO. “Scoot’s selection of the E2 is a resounding endorsement of Embraer’s E2 product line and the crossover segment. With the addition of E2s, Scoot becomes the first Singapore-based airline to operate crossover aircraft, demonstrating the emerging capacity rationalization trend amongst operators globally.”
“We welcome Scoot as the region’s first major operator of the E2. Passengers will enjoy the unique comfort of Embraer’s signature two by two seat configuration and modern interior. Work is already underway to prepare for the aircraft’s entry into service,” said Arjan Meijer, CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation.
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Scoot will be the first operator of the E2 family in the Pacific. To date, second-generation jets fly in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Central Asia.