MIAMI — Turkish carrier Borajet Airlines is set to take delivery of three Embraer E190-E2s and two E-195 E2s on a long-term lease from Irish lessor AerCap.
“Borajet’s future plans include the addition of further next generation Embraer aircraft to our fleet. Our target investment is USD 1.5 billion. The first step of our investment is the induction of the five E-Jets E2 jets announced today,” Borajet Airlines chairman Fatih Akol said in a statement.
Based in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul, Borajet boasts an all-Embraer fleet comprised by seven E190s and six E195s, which serve over 30 destinations in Turkey, Europe and the Middle East.
“We are the fastest growing regional airline in Europe. We are adding to our fleet because of this success which is based on our strategy and the operation of current generation Embraer Jets.” Akol said.
AerCap is the launch lessor customer of Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family with a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s on order.
“The E-Jet family aircraft offer greater capacity and operational efficiency which will support Borajet’s growing network. We look forward to continuing to work with the Borajet team as the airline optimizes its fleet,” said AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs.
According to Embraer, the E-Jets E2 program has received 272 firm orders plus 398 options. Last August, a third E190 E2 joined the flight test campaign, with a fourth aircraft, fitted with a cabin interior, to be incorporated “by early next year,” which will be used to evaluate the passenger comfort and internal noise levels.
The first E190-E2 is planned to be delivered in the first half of 2018.