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British Airways regional subsidiary orders more Embraer E190s

Brazilian airframer Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) (BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) and British Airways´ BA CityFlyer regional subsidiary have announced the acquisition of one additional E190 jet.

This firm order will be included in Embraer´s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. The E-Jet will be operated from the company´s main operating base at London City Airport.

The E190, configured with 98 Elite seats, will enable BA CityFlyer to optimise capacity on routes that are demanding more frequency, as well as facilitate the development of new markets.

Since entering revenue service in 2004, Embraer said it has received over 1,350 orders for its E-Jets. More than 1,000 have been delivered. E-Jets have been added to the fleets of 64 airlines that are now flying them in low cost, regional and mainline business applications.

Launched on 5th March, 2007, BA CityFlyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways.

Based at London City Airport, the UK´s leading business airport, the airline operates a network of UK domestic and European services embracing 16 destinations. BA CityFlyer currently operates a dedicated E-Jet fleet totalling 14 aircraft – six 76-seat E170s and eight 98-seat E190s.

The airline recently launched new routes to Southern Europe and to the Balearic Islands. As well as the introduction of these new leisure destinations, BA CityFlyer has increased frequencies on a number of its most popular routes, including Amsterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil´s leading exporters.

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