Embraer Sells Five ERJ 145s To Aerolitoral - PRNewswire - 8/12/2003
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) announced today the sale of five firm ERJ 145 LR and up to 25 options for Mexican carrier Aerolitoral.
A subsidiary of AeroMexico and one of the main Mexican regional airlines, Aerolitoral operates more than 200 daily flights to 36 destinations in Mexico and abroad, with a fleet of 25 turboprops. The 50-seat ERJ 145s will be the first Embraer jets operated by the company, and also the first regional jets to fly for a Mexican airline.
"Embraer is pleased and honored to have its aircraft selected by Aerolitoral," said Mauricio Botelho, Embraer's President and CEO. "The Mexican air transport market has great relevance, and this order gives our ERJ 145s the privilege of being the first regional jets ever to operate in the colors of a Mexican airline."
"Aerolitoral will make a significant improvement in its fleet with the ERJ 145," said Raul Saenz, Aerolitoral's CEO. "The regional jet is a new product for the Mexican market that will allow us to serve more regional markets more efficiently."
The ERJ 145 regional jet is the 50-seat member of Embraer's successful ERJ family, a modern design that has stood out in the world market for its operational efficiency, low acquisition and operation costs, and high levels of safety and comfort. More than 750 aircraft of this family are in operation worldwide.