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LOT Polish Airlines to lease three new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft

written by Newsdesk | May 16, 2024

LOT Polish Airlines to lease three new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft
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LOT Polish Airlines has announced plans to add the Embraer E195-E2 to its fleet, as part of its strategy to enhance operational flexibility and accommodate network expansion. The airline will lease three new E195-E2 aircraft from Azorra, with deliveries scheduled between July and October 2024.

The addition of the E2 jets, which are 25% more fuel-efficient than their predecessors, reaffirms LOT’s commitment to sustainable growth. The E2 offers a seamless transition for LOT’s existing E-Jet first-generation flight crews and provides a spacious and comfortable cabin experience for passengers, with no middle seats.

Michał Fijoł, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, said, “Embracing the future with a nod to our pioneering past, we are pleased to announce the lease of three state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 jets from Azorra. This strategic enhancement to our fleet not only marks our continued commitment to sustainable aviation but also celebrates our partnership with Embraer since the introduction of the first E-Jet in 2004. With the E195-E2’s exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort, we are set to enhance our network, introducing additional frequencies to selected destinations.”

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, expressed pride in supporting LOT’s strategic growth and operation of one of the youngest fleets in Europe, highlighting the E2’s benefits in reducing fuel burn, carbon emissions, and operating costs while enhancing passenger comfort.

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, noted the significance of LOT’s move into the E2, as the airline was the global launch customer for the E-Jets in 2004. He also highlighted the 20th anniversary of the E-Jet program and the 25-year relationship between Embraer and LOT, which began with the delivery of an ERJ145 in 1999.

LOT will configure the E195-E2, which seats a maximum of 146 passengers, in a comfortable single-class layout with 136 seats. The airline currently has a fleet of 43 E-Jets, making it one of the largest E-Jet operators in Europe. To date, LOT’s E-Jet fleet has flown 850 million kilometers, over 1.4 million flight hours, and has carried more than 60 million passengers – almost twice the population of Poland.


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