Embraer announced today that Binter Canarias will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019.
The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for three E195-E2s and will become the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The contract also includes purchase rights for two additional aircraft of the same model. This agreement was previously announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) with an “undisclosed customer” at the Farnborough Air Show 2018, in July. With all options being exercised, the contract has a list price of $342 million.
The airline will configure the aircraft with 132 seats in a very comfortable single-class layout.
The renewal of the Binter fleet has been a constant since the company was acquired by Canarian businessmen in 2002. Since then, the airline has acquired 36 new ATR aircraft, investing more than 700 million euros. This provided Binter with one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe.
The five Embraer aircraft will start arriving in 2019, the year in which the Canarian airline will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
— Embraer/Binter Canarias