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Austrian starts operating its second Embraer jet on revenue flights

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines today inaugurated its second Embraer 195, as the aircraft took off this morning from Vienna Airport at 07:40 am, operating flight number OS 625.

The initial flight was destined for Warsawa.

The airplane landed at its destination at 8:35 am, which is even five minutes before the scheduled arrival time. The jet with the registration OE-LWA is the second of a total of 17 Embraer aircraft which will be operated by Austrian Airlines by the end of 2017 as part of its fleet renewal program. The Embraer will gradually replace the 21 Fokker aircraft currently used by Austrian Airlines.

“We are glad to welcome another Embraer 195 in our fleet”, stated Robert Heusmann, Austrian Airlines Project Manager Embraer Integration. “We consistently follow our plan and replace older aircraft with more modern and more efficient ones.” 

The Embraer 195 stands out due to its advanced engineering. For example, the cabin equipped with a two-by-two-seating is especially spacious thanks to its ergonomic design, offering passengers a feeling of enjoying more space. Lower operating costs make this aircraft particularly efficient. Further more the Embraer consume about 18 percent less fuel per aircraft seat, making them much more environmentally compatible than the Fokker planes.

The Embraer jets will be used on short and medium-haul routes to Central and Eastern Europe such as Belgrade, Warsaw and Tirana, but will also operate flights to Hamburg, Thessaloniki and many other destinations. The Embraer aircraft boast an average age of four years, and provide enough space for 120 passengers. The list price of an Embraer 195 jet is about USD 52 million.

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