Azul To Receive Embraer 195-E2 in September 2019

Azul To Receive Embraer 195-E2 in September 2019. Azul expects to receive its first Embraer 195-E2 sometime in September, said the founder and president of the airline, David Neeleman.

The Brazilian company, which is the launch operator of the aircraft, plans to finish the year 2019 with six aircraft E195-E2.

Embraer 195-E2

Embraer 195-E2

Embraer insurance type certification for the E195-E2 in April. Azul placed an order with the Brazilian manufacturer of 51 E195-E2 and committed to the lessor to buy another six additional units of E195-E2 divided equally between AerCap and Aircastle.

The addition of E195-E2 will allow Blue to make progress in the ongoing renovation of its fleet. The Airbus A320neos has been received and the reconfigured narrow entity now represents approximately 34% of its capacity.

"I am really surprised by the impact of the A320neos on our network," Neeleman said in a request for results on May 9. "We continue adding capacity and we have not seen a decrease in the RASCA".

Azul increased its capacity by 16% in the first quarter, while revenue per unit remained stable. Revenues in passenger units decreased by 0.6%. The airline closed the first quarter with an active fleet of 125 aircraft, including 24 A320neos.

The renewal of Azul's fleet is part of a multi-year carrier plan to increase margins. The airline aims for an operating margin of 18-20% in 2019, compared to 15.1% in 2018. In addition to the renewal of its fleet, Azul plans to increase its margins thanks to its loyalty program and its revenues. Auxiliary services and freight.