Binter Canarias adds first Embraer E195-E2

Binter Embraer E195-E2
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Binter Canarias has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 jet. The Spanish regional carrier is the second operator of the E195-E2 and becomes the European launch customer of the E195-E2 aircraft type.

Earlier this year, in September, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of the very first E195-E2 aircraft as the worldwide launch customer.

In total, Binter Canarias ordered five Embraer E2-versions of the E195 regional aircraft. A firm order for three Embraer airplanes was announced in November last year and later, the carrier exercised its options for an additional two E195-E2 airplanes.

Binter’s new jets are configured with 132 economy class seats. The E195-E2 will be deployed on the carrier’s route network that currently includes eight airports on the Canary Islands, nine cities in Africa and two in Portugal. It will mostly be used on flights to destinations outside the Canary Islands.

Apart from the new Embraer E195-E2, Binter operates mostly ATR turboprop planes and a few CRJ1000 aircraft.