Chinese low-cost carrier Colorful Guizhou Airlines has agreed to buy up to five Embraer E190 aircraft from the Brazilian OEM.
The deal, comprised of two firm orders and three purchase rights, is expected to be worth $249m at current list prices – should all purchase rights be exercised. The two firm order ERJs are scheduled for a 2017 delivery.
The airline placed a firm order for seven E190s at the Paris Air Show in June 2015, four of which have already been delivered.
Zhai Yan, chairman of Colorful Guizhou Airlines, said that as a newly-established airline, the carrier needs mature aircraft and services to guarantee a steady operation.
“We hope that the E190 fleet can help us build a sky passageway inside and beyond Guizhou province, and eventually contribute to improving the connectivity of China’s Southwest Region,” said Yan.
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