TAP-Air Portugal starts flying with Brazilian Embraer aircraft

25 May 2016

TAP Express is the latest airline to operate the E-Jets of Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer in Europe, with the launch on Monday of a flight to Nice, France, Embraer said.

The entry into service of the E190 jet is part of the renewal strategy of the regional fleet of TAP Air Portugal, which is now operating under the new trademark TAP Express, replacing the designation Portugalia PGA Airlines, which aims to give greater consistency to the TAP brand and product, boosting its commercial identity.

The airline will use the E190, configured for 106 seats, to replace Fokker 100 jets, which were in the company’s service for over 25 years.

Embraer is the world’s only manufacturer to develop a family of four aircraft specifically for the segment of 70-130 seats.

Since the programme’s launch, Embraer has had about 1,700 orders and made more than 1,200 deliveries, with the E-Jets redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft, with about 70 customers from 50 countries. (macauhub/BR/PT)