Embraer has delivered the 10th E190 to Japan Airline’s subsidiary J-AIR on October 31 thus bringing the total number of E-jets in the fleet to 27.
The new aircraft left Embraer’s facility at São José dos Campos on October 27 and was welcomed at Osaka Itami airport on October 31. Its first commercial flight is scheduled for November 6. the E190 will operate from Osaka Itami to Hakodate and Osaka Itami to Aomori. These routes were previously serviced by E170s but due to higher passenger demand the jets will be replaced by the 95-seat dual class E 190.
“We welcome the 10th E190 to the J-AIR family and we look forward to expanding J-AIR’s operations of the E190 on domestic routes mainly from Osaka (Itami) and Tokyo (Haneda) to deliver greater customer convenience and comfort to our customers,” said Tetsuya Onuki, President of J-AIR. “The E190 fleet has demonstrated a very high service reliability, enabling us to deliver on our on-time promise to customers.”
J-AIR has been using the E190s for revenue flights since May 2016. For its first year of service the jets recorded a service reliability of 99.85%. The carrier’s fleet of E190s is based at the airline’s Osaka (Itami) base.