Embraer commemorated the delivery of the first EMBRAER 190 jet to TRIP Linhas Aereas, today, in a ceremony held at the Company's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, in outstate Sao Paulo. The Brazilian airline currently operates a fleet of nine EMBRAER 175 jets, and should receive nine EMBRAER 190 jets by the end of this year.
"The successful partnership between Embraer and TRIP gains new impetus with the addition of the EMBRAER 190 to its fleet, and consolidates the E-Jets as ideal aircraft for expanding Brazil's air transportation network, which is still too concentrated in very few urban centers," said Paulo Cesar Souza e Silva, Embraer President, Commercial Aviation Market. "We feel very honored to be able to contribute, through our products, to the strong growth of or TRIP, and to the excellent results it has obtained in recent years."
TRIP's EMBRAER 190 jet is configured in a single class that comfortably accommodates 110 passengers. With this aircraft, TRIP intends to expand to more destinations in Brazil, taking advantage of the moment with its increased air transportation demand within the domestic market. The nine EMBRAER 175 jets operated by the airline are configured in a single class for 86 passengers. The total E-Jets flown by TRIP comes to 24, taking into consideration both the aircraft acquired directly from Embraer and through leasing companies.
"The beginning of operations of the EMBRAER 190 marks an important moment for our company, investing in very economically efficient aircraft, with a high level of cabin comfort, and a commercial success, worldwide. The aircraft will be used both to consolidate our mature markets and to add others to our wide-ranging network," said Jose Mario Caprioli dos Santos, President of TRIP Linhas Aereas. "They will be an important tool for maintaining our standard of quality and aggressive growth in the Brazilian marketplace, which, at the same time as it shows great potential for new passengers, it is also an extremely competitive atmosphere."