Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana has announced it has taken delivery of its first E190-#2 jet, the company said.
The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s next year, with the last of the five aircraft, leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of 2019. The Kazakhstan airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) routes later this month.
The delivery marks the beginning of Air Astana´s fleet renewal. Currently the airline operates fleet of E190s aircraft, the first of which was delivered in 2011.
The E190-E2 is the first of three new aircraft types that will make up the Embraer E2 family of aircraft developed to succeed the first-generation E-Jets.
Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program, Embraer has logged almost 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries.