Estonian Air (Talinn) has taken delivery of the first 76-seater Embraer 170. The new arrival landed at Tallinn Airport yesterday (February 22). ERJ 170-100 ES-AEA (msn 17000093, ex OH-LEE) was delivered to Estonian Air under a lease agreement with Finnair (Helsinki). The aircraft is the first one carrying the new livery announced a week ago. Altogether Estonian Air will get four Embraer ERJ-170s aircraft from Finnair.
The first Embraer will make its first regular revenue flight in a few days. The other three aircraft will be delivered to Estonia in the coming weeks.
Estonian Air has selected Embraer E-Jet family to support its long-term strategy. Estonian Air is estimating a requirement for 12 Embraer E-Jet aircraft that will enable the company to increase flight frequencies, open new destinations and to operate at least double daily services to its main destinations in Europe.
The company is currently negotiating with the manufacturer and lessors on the delivery schedules and conditions for the further eight aircraft. These aircraft will be a mix of ERJ-175 and ERJ-190 models, which offer 88 and 112 seats respectively. The aircraft are scheduled to enter the fleet in the 2013-2015 time period.
Concerning the new livery, the airline released the following information:
“The new livery is part of Estonian Air brand renewal to emphasize the company’s important attributes: comfort, smartness, reliability and positively surprising. New livery includes the well-known and traditional Estonian Air colors, which have became very popular among our customers, but presents them in a fresh and modern way. Estonian national flower – the cornflower – ornaments have been added as well as a new rising line, which covers Estonian Air fresh brand concept and symbolizes being forward-looking and innovative.”
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