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Conviasa confirms purchase of seven additional E190s

19-Jun-2013 8:31 AM

Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A. (Conviasa), a Venezuelan airline, and Embraer signed (18-Jun-2013) a contract for seven E190 jets, exercising options from the original order released in Jul-2012, which provided for six firm orders and 14 options. The announcement was made during the 50th Paris Air Show. Therefore, Conviasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet, besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model. Conviasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of 12 E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class. Conviasa president César Martínez Ruiz said: "This additional aircraft order demonstrates the confidence Conviasa has in Embraer and in the E190 jet for our fleet renewal, advancing the company's mission to be an essential element in Venezuela’s development. Ever since it went into service, the E190 has shown excellent operating performance and has captivated passengers with the comfort it provides.”  [more - original PR]