On Tuesday, Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 195 jet to Augsburg Airways, a Lufthansa Regional partner.
The original deal with Lufthansa was announced in June 2007, with 30 firm orders for the EMBRAER 190 jet and the option to receive any model of the E-Jets family.
Augsburg Airways’ EMBRAER 195 is configured for 116 passengers in a dual-class layout, separated by a moveable divider, and the “next seat free” (ticket purchased, where the neighboring seat remains unoccupied) in the Business Class. Based at Lufthansa’s Munich hub, the aircraft will be operated by Augsburg Airways on Lufthansa routes, offering passengers more comfort and safety, without the undesirable middle seat.
“We are very proud to be the first EMBRAER 195 operator based in Germany,” said Bernadette Rampl, Managing Director of Augsburg Airways. “We are eager to introduce the EMBRAER 195, the first jet in our fleet, since it is economically efficient and has an undeniably high level of comfort.”
The new aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional fleet Lufthansa has depended upon for both its European routes and feeder flights to its long-haul network. The airline is also investing during these testing times, and is committed to deliver the best flying experience to its customers.
The EMBRAER 195 is the biggest and newest of the four members of the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family, and began commercial operation in September 2006.