ACIA Aero Leasing has announced the delivery of an Embraer E-190 on lease to Bestfly Worldwide. The delivery, which took place at Embraer’s re-delivery center in Macon, Georgia, marks the introduction of the aircraft type to both the lessor and airline’s fleets.
With the lessor’s three ATR 72-600s (above) already in operation at Bestfly, the E-190 (below) became the fourth aircraft on lease to the airline. Bestfly also mandated ACIA to source and deliver a second E-190 as a result of prior discussions held at Dubai Airshow in November 2021. The addition of this first E-190 marks a major milestone in Bestfly’s portfolio growth, bringing the carrier’s fleet to a total of 25 aircraft.
The E-190 bears Bestfly’s Cabo Verde livery and will enter service shortly. Bestfly will leverage the E-Jet’s versatility to establish much-needed connectivity from Cabo Verde into West Africa and the Azores.