Minsk-based Belarusian flag carrier Belavia is planning to acquire two new Embraer E-175s on lease from US lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) in the autumn of 2012. The GE Aviation CF34-8E powered aircraft will be configured in two classes for 76 passengers, with 12 Business Class and 64 Economy Class seats and will be used primarily on international routes from Minsk where there is a constant demand for business travel, including Amsterdam, London, Moscow and Paris. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in September and October 2012 and will be flown under ten year operating leases. Belavia also plans to add two larger Embraer E-190s on lease in 2013, to fill the gap between its existing fleet of 50-seat Bombardier CRJs and 138-seat Boeing 737-500s. ALC, which has already taken delivery of 8 new E-190s and has 17 more on order, is the prime candidate to supply the E-190s.
Fri, Dec 16 2011 10:06 AM
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