First EMBRAER 195 Jet is Delivered to Lufthansa CityLine

Written by thomas · Filed Under Commercial 

September 25, 2009


São José dos Campos, September 24, 2009 –
Embraer delivers the first EMBRAER 195 jet,
today, to Germany’s Lufthansa at the
Company’s headquarters in São José dos
Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be operated
by Lufthansa CityLine, the wholly owned
regional partner of the German carrier and one
of the five partners in the Lufthansa Regional
family. The original deal was announced in
June 2007, with the confirmation of 30 firm
orders for the EMBRAER 190 jet, including
options to take any model of the E-Jets family.
“It’s a great honor to see our E-Jets sporting the colors of such a renowned airline as
Lufthansa,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We´re
proud to have been selected as the backbone for the renewal of the Lufthansa regional fleet,
and our satisfaction is even greater, because we have recently achieved the outstanding
milestone of 600 E-Jets operating with 49 airlines in 34 countries.”
Lufthansa CityLine’s EMBRAER 195 is configured for 116 passengers in a dual-class
layout, with a moveable divider. The new aircraft joins the modern and efficient regional
fleet Lufthansa has come to depend upon for its European routes and feeder flights to its longhaul
network. Based at the carrier’s hub in Munich, the E-Jets will develop new routes and
expand Lufthansa’s regional outreach, offering passengers more comfort and safety,
without the undesirable middle seat.
“We are very happy to receive our first state-of-the-art E-Jet,” said Klaus Froese,
Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine. “I believe it will be the ideal aircraft to renew
our ageing fleet and to develop new routes, as we continue to enhance our service to our
valued customers.”
“Lufthansa is very proud to take delivery of the first EMBRAER 195 for CityLine,” said Nico
Buchholz, Lufthansa Senior Vice President, Corporate Fleet. “With a total of 20 E-Jets for
CityLine and ten already delivered to Air Dolomiti and Augsburg Airways, Lufthansa will continue its strive to further upgrade its fleet to offer its customers an unrivalled premium
product on its regional network, with exceptional levels of comfort.”
The EMBRAER 195 is the biggest and newest of the four members of the EMBRAER 170/190
E-Jets family. It entered commercial operations in September 2006. On June 30, 2009, the E-Jets
family had logged 882 firm orders and 794 options, a significant milestone for a commercial
aviation program in such a short time. With more than 600 aircraft delivered, the family of E-Jets
is about to complete 3 million flight hours, having carried over 130 million passengers.

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