Embraer confirms 2 E-jet options for Niki
Nov. 27, 2009, São José dos Campos – Embraer and Austria’s second largest airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH signed a contract for another two EMBRAER 190 jets, confirming the purchase rights in the original contract, announced in July 2008.
Nov. 27, 2009, São José dos Campos – Embraer and Austria’s second largest airline NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH signed a contract for another two EMBRAER 190 jets, confirming the purchase rights in the original contract, announced in July 2008. The initial deliveries of this new order should take place during the first semester of 2011.
“It’s a great honour for Embraer to see NIKI reaffirm its confidence in the EMBRAER 190, by exercising these purchase rights only six months after their first E-Jet delivery,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We are very pleased to see our EJets helping NIKI in the innovative and stringent low-cost environment.”
Benefiting from the unparalleled low operating costs of the E-Jets, as well as their low fuel
burn and emissions levels, NIKI has become the first European low-cost carrier to combine
the 112-seat EMBRAER 190, configured for mid-density routes, with conventional 150 to
210-seat narrowbody aircraft, optimized for high-density routes.
“The EMBRAER 190 fits extremely well into our growth strategy, and will help us to be profitable in 2009 for the fifth consecutive year,” said Niki Lauda, founder and President of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH. “Thanks to the EMBRAER 190, combined with our narrow body fleet, we can enjoy the benefits of wider market coverage and develop greater business opportunities, while offering the same level of comfort to our passengers.”
The E-Jets are the most reliable commercial aircraft family up to 120 seats. Featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emissions levels, and a spacious cabin, the four aircraft – the EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190, and EMBRAER 195 – have achieved an exceptionally low rate of flight cancellations arising from technical problems: less than two in every 1,000. This is also the result of the Company’s solid after-sale services, which support a diversified customer base of 55 companies in 38 countries, worldwide, operating more than 600 aircraft that have flown over 3 million hours.