Austrian Airlines are continuing their fleet change around with the arrival of their seventeen Embraer E-195.
Austrian Airlines E-195 – Image Austrian Airlines via Youtube
OE-LWN took its first flight over the weekend, operating between Vienna and Zagreb, and marks the complete introduction of the type into the Austrian Airlines fleet.
In celebration – the airline posted a video.
The E-195s (transferred from Lufthansa CityLine) are being used to replace the older Fokker 70 aircraft, and the final four Fokker 100 aircraft.
The Fokker 100 aircraft will be withdrawn in December 2017.
Austrian Airlines has invested in training with its Embraer E-195 fleet, with over 600 flight attendants, 200 pilots and 80 technicians who are trained and sign for the E-Jets.
The Embraer fleet is deployed to more than 70 European destinations within the Austrian Airlines network.
The E-195s are configured in a 2-2 seating layout, with seating for 120 passengers aboard the planes (and actually have four more seats compared to the old seat layout to the Lufthansa CityFlyer configuration) – and have more seats than the older Fokker 100 aircraft.
Whilst the Fokker 100 aircraft have done sterling service, it is time to wave goodbye to these aircraft. With up to 18% lower fuel costs for Embraer 195 compared to a Fokker 100 – it’s a hard argument to operate the older aircraft for much longer.
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