KLM Cityhopper orders 2 more E190s

Embraer has received a firm order for two additional E190s for KLM Cityhopper, KLM´s European regional subsidiary, the company said.

The firm order will be included in Embraer´s 2017 second-quarter backlog and have a list price of USD 101 million.

These new aircraft will join the existing 30 E190s and nine E175s flying with KLM Cityhopper. Deliveries for the newly ordered aircraft are scheduled for 2018. When KLM Cityhopper´s move to an all Embraer fleet is complete, the airline will have 49 E-Jets, the largest E-Jet fleet in Europe — 32 E190s and 17 E175s.

KLM Cityhopper started the process of replacing its fleet of venerable Fokker aircraft for E-Jets in 2008, in order to enhance the existing network and to permit the efficient development of new routes.

Embraer is the world´s manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130+ seats. The company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and the E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,700 orders and over 1,300 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.