Stumbled across FlyNIKI's 112-seat E190 aircraft recently and got curious about its economics.
Air Berlin now owns FlyNIKI and will transfer the E190s to Air Berlin Regional LGW - why would they do that? The range is quoted to be 3,700km (2,000nm) which is way too much for regional hops.
Anyone have an opinion about the economics of a 112-seat E190? I believe Virgin Australia and a few Chinese carriers have 104-114 seats in their E190s, so it can't be all bad?
And can the E190 really fly 2,000nm with 112 pax? That sounds incredible.