(08 September 2022, 11:37 +07) In conjunction with its participation of the Selangor Aviation Show (8-10 September), Embraer has published a report which shows how regional jets can enable the opening of over 100 new routes within Malaysia and the region.
“As travel demand recovers, we see unique opportunities for Malaysia to enhance its connectivity domestically and regionally. However, it must also make business sense for airlines,” said Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific Vice-President for Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Airlines are facing tough challenges such as higher fuel prices and an increasingly competitive operating environment, making it imperative to right-size aircraft capacity to passengers.”
Embraer E190-E2 Tech Shark. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Embraer has also forecast the need for 150 new aircraft under 150 seats over the next 20 years in Malaysia.
Regional aircraft with under 150 seats will complement larger aircraft prevalent in the country and enhance the viability of establishing new routes or increasing the frequency of existing routes.
That includes the boosting of direct connectivity within Peninsula Malaysia, as well as connectivity between cities in Peninsula Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak.
In the previous edition of the Selangor Aviation Show, Embraer displayed its E195-E2 commercial jet, demonstrating how the aircraft’s low operating costs and noise emissions can add value to Malaysia’s aviation landscape. The single-aisle E195-E2 aircraft can seat up to 146 passengers.
Embraer claims that the E2 (E190-E2 and E195-E2) has up to 25% reduced trip cost than a new generation narrow-body aircraft commonly seen in Malaysia while maintaining seat cost parity.
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