LOT Polish Airlines to add three Embraer E195-E2s 

LOT Polish Airlines to add three Embraer E195-E2s 

LOT Polish Airlines will add the Embraer E195-E2 to their fleet to enhance operational flexibility and accommodate network  expansion. LOT will lease three new E195-E2 from Azorra, reaffirming their commitment to sustainable growth with the  addition of the 25% more efficient E2 to their fleet. The first jet will arrive by the end of July this year, with all aircraft  deliveries completed in Q3 2024.  

LOT requires a flexible solution for its capacity needs as the airline’s network grows. The E2 allows a seamless transition  over just a few days for LOT’s existing E1 flight crews, and offers a spacious and comfortable cabin experience for  passengers, delivering an unmatched travel experience with no middle seats. The new E2s also add flexibility,  complementing LOTs larger narrow body aircraft at similar seat costs.  

“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 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 efficiency and passenger comfort, we are set to enhance our network, introducing additional frequencies to  selected destinations” – said Michał Fijoł, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines.  

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “LOT is a pioneer airline, the global launch customer  for the E-jets, and though 90 airlines have since operated the aircraft – the first is always special. LOT’s first move into the  E2 is an important moment for Embraer. We’re celebrating LOT’s first E2s, the 20th anniversary of the E-jet program, and  our 25-year relationship with Poland’s flag carrier – the first Embraer aircraft delivered to LOT was the ERJ145 in 1999. We look forward to our continued partnership with LOT, including the new opportunities for the E2 – the most fuel efficient,  quietest, and least costly jet to operate in the small narrowbody segment.”  

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, said: “As an existing customer to Azorra, we’re proud to support LOT in its strategic  growth and operation of one of the youngest fleets in Europe. These new E195-E2s from our orderbook offer demonstrable  benefits for LOT, reducing fuel burn, carbon emissions and operating costs, while enhancing passenger comfort. We thank  Embraer and Pratt & Whitney for their ongoing partnership as we continue to expand the E2’s customer base.”  

The airline will configure the E195-E2 aircraft in a comfortable layout with 136 seats.  

LOT was the first operator of the brand-new E-jet in 2004. The first flight, on 17th March 2004, was completed by an E170  from Poland’s capital to Vienna. The 85-minute, 520km flight to Vienna marked the beginning of the extraordinary success  of Embraer’s new aircraft family; the 1800th E-jet in the program, an E190-E2, was recently delivered to a customer in the  Middle East.  

Today LOT has a fleet of 43 E-jets making it one of the largest operators of E-jets in Europe. To date, LOT’s E-jet fleet has  flown 850million kilometres, over 1.4m flight hours, and has carried more than 60m passengers – almost twice the  population of Poland. 




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