KLM takes delivery of first Embraer 195-E2 jet

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Embraer 195-E2 jet for its Cityhopper subsidiary, as the Dutch carrier continues its fleet renewal to more-efficient regional aircraft.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Embraer 195-E2 jet for its Cityhopper subsidiary, as the Dutch carrier continues its fleet renewal to more-efficient regional aircraft.

The Brazilian airframer says on 23 February that KLM has further firm orders for 25 of the jets, and options to purchase another 10.

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KLM Cityhopper takes delivery of its first Embraer 195-E2 jet on 23 February 2021

“The new E2 is really going to make a difference,” says Warner Rootliep, managing director of KLM Cityhopper. “The addition of the E195-E2 to our fleet is a vital part of our plan to reduce our carbon footprint at least 50% per [passenger-kilometre] by 2030.”

“The 195-E2 is not only an economically attractive aircraft, it also fits perfectly within our sustainability initiative,” he adds. “We are now, more than ever, committed to reducing the impact of our environmental and ecological footprint. Fleet renewal is currently the largest contributor to CO2 reduction.”

KLM has committed to ambitious environmental sustainability goals, and last month completed a commercial passenger flight powered partly by sustainably produced synthetic kerosene made from renewable sources.

The E195-E2 is KLM Cityhopper’s 50th E-Jet, Embraer says. The airline has 17 first-generation E175s and 32 E190s.

The new aircraft are configured with 132 seats, of which 20 are in business class, eight in economy-comfort class, and 104 in economy.

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