$376 million fleet order for BA CityFlyer

London City gets new Embraer aircraft

British Airways has placed a firm $376 million order for a fleet of 11 new generation E-jets – six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR aircraft – for delivery from September 2009.

The new aircraft are earmarked for BA CityFlyer and will fly exclusively from London City Airport to Scotland, Ireland and Europe.

These jets will replace the current fleet of 10 Avro RJ100 and two RJ85 aircraft operated by BA CityFlyer.

Peter Simpson, managing director of BA CityFlyer, said: “This significant investment in new aircraft further demonstrates British Airways’ commitment to services into and out of London City for our customers. Having the combination of the Embraer 170s and 190SRs in the same fleet will give us greater flexibility, enabling us to match capacity with demand on routes within our existing and future network.”

Source: Routes News

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