Conviasa places firm order for six E-190s

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Venezuela-based Conviasa Airlines has ordered six Embraer 190 aircraft, worth $271.2 million at list prices. Embraer says it will deliver the first aircraft to the airline by the end of 2012.

Conviasa's agreement includes options for 14 more E-190 jets, which could increase the total value of the contract to $904 million if the airline confirms all its options.

Conviasa's new E-190s will be designed with 104 seats in a single-class layout.

The carrier is the 11th E-Jet operator in Latin America and the Caribbean. Embraer says it holds 75% of the market for aircraft with up to 120 seats.

Embraer says the six E-190s will be reflected in its backlog for the third quarter of 2012.

Conviasa serves 14 international destinations and nine points within Venezuela.