The long waited Belavia-Belarusian Airlines’ new Embraer-175 aircraft arrived at Minsk National Airport today, April 19.
A new bird in the skies!
The passenger plane departed directly from a plant in Brazil, flew across the Atlantic before finally arriving to Belarus.
Embraer-175 is designed for short flights, so pilots had to make three temporary landings.
One was made in Brazil, at the airport of Recife, another – on the island of Sal in the Atlantic Ocean. The third stop was in Spain, Alicante.
To Belarus the plane arrived in its new cornflower-blue themed livery. The interior of the aircraft is also in white and blue colours.
The E175 can carry up to 76 passengers, with 12 business class seats and 64 economy class seats.
Belavia signed a lease agreement for three Embraer-195’s and two Embraer-175’s with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).
The delivery of two E195 aircraft is expected as early as April 2019, the two other will be delivered in December 2019 and in April 2020.
Besides, our or five Boeing 737 Max jets are planned to be aquired by the Belarusians airlines in 2019-2021.
Belavia currently operates four aircraft of the Embraer family. By April 2020 the fleet will comprise of 12 aircraft of the Brazilian manufacturer.
Although Belavia representatives don’t reveal details of the deal, it was earlier reported that two planes – Embraer-175 and Embraer-195 – cost $99.1 million.