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Airlink first South African airline to acquire Embraer E-Jets

Staff Writer |
Airlink, Southern Africa’s largest independent regional airline, is joining the E-Jet operator’s family.

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The airline is acquiring five E-Jets - three E170s and two E190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned Embraer subsidiary. Airlink will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

Airlink already operates a large fleet of ERJ aircraft – last December, the airline started to add 11 further ERJ 140 jets to its fleet.

By the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, the airline will be operating 30 ERJs, comprising all three types - ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145.

Embraer aircraft have been operating in Africa since 1978, when the first Bandeirante turboprop arrived on the continent.

Currently, there are 127 Embraer aircraft in operation with 39 airlines in 19 African countries, performing a vital role in connectivity.


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