Helvetic Airways will receive its first Embraer 195-E2 in June, after converting E190-E2 orders to the larger model.
The Swiss regional carrier had originally ordered 12 E190-E2s, under an agreement disclosed in 2018, and took delivery of a first in 2019.
Last year, Zurich-based Helvetic disclosed an deal to convert four orders to the E195-E2. All of the larger aircraft would be delivered in 2021, the airline said in July.
Embraer Commercial Aviation chief executive Arjan Meijer says in a 14 May Twitter posting that Helvetic’s first E195-E2 is on schedule for delivery in June.
Cirium fleets data shows that Helvetic has eight E190-E2s and five E190-E1s, of which two and three, respectively, are listed as being in storage.
All six in-service E190-E2s and one -E1 are being operated under a wet-lease agreement for Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss. The remaining in-service E190-E1 is being operated within Helvetic’s own network.
Earlier this month, Helvetic disclosed a number of seasonal routes to Greek and Spanish island destinations, to be served in collaboration with tour operators Universal and Hotelplan Suisse from July until October.
The airline intends to offer additional, last-minute “pop-up flights” as part of its summer schedule.