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Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:06 pm

http://www.brazzilmag.com/content/view/7945/54/

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and Switzerland-based M1 Travel Ltd. have just announced a contract for five Embraer 190 E-Jets, with options for five more of either the same model or the bigger Embraer 195, depending on market demands.

The first three Embraer 190s, with deliveries starting in 2008, will be leased by M1 to Flybaboo. The total value of the deal, if all options are exercised, could reach US$ 355 million, at list prices.

The aircraft will be equipped with leather seats, and M1 Travel Ltd. has the option to fit them with a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.

The company has also selected the Steep Approach option that will enable them to operate out of London City Airport and will also allow operation out of Switzerland's Sion Airport, as well as Lugano, Switzerland, and Florence, Italy, all requiring airplanes with special performance capabilities.
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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:57 pm

Anyone has any photos??
 
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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:37 pm

Quoting Airbrasil (Reply 1):
Anyone has any photos??

they have just been ordered, it will take until 2008, when they are delivered, for seeing photo's
 
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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:38 pm

Quoting EvilForce (Thread starter):
The company has also selected the Steep Approach option that will enable them to operate out of London City Airport

so the E190 seems to be able to operate into LCY? I was aware that the E170 and E175 would have that feature, but this is news to me. what about the E195?

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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:44 pm

Quoting EvilForce (Thread starter):
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and Switzerland-based M1 Travel Ltd. have just announced a contract for five Embraer 190 E-Jets, with options for five more of either the same model or the bigger Embraer 195, depending on market demands.

Just as a note that, M1 Travel Ltd. are a british company and not Swiss. The swiss company is Flybaboo. M1 have serious ties with Flybaboo (heavy investment and ownership), though the company's own background in aviation is rather new.

Quoting EvilForce (Thread starter):
The company has also selected the Steep Approach option that will enable them to operate out of London City Airport and will also allow operation out of Switzerland's Sion Airport, as well as Lugano, Switzerland, and Florence, Italy, all requiring airplanes with special performance capabilities.

The airline (if it has any sense) will not fly to London City from Geneva if they don't want to have a new fiasco like they did on the GVA-ZRH route. I'd be surprised to see Lugano come back under their own metal (they currently codeshare with Darwin). Sion has seen an increase in number of charter flights they operate from. Florence currently sees scheduled flights from Geneva.

The major question which pops up in my mind, is why use the Embraer 190 on short routes like that, when the Q400 (which they now have in their fleet) is much more fuel efficient and cheaper on a per seat basis. IMHO, they should play on the range aspect of the 190 and fly to far thin destinations where there is little competition and yields are high.
 
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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:12 am

Here is a pic

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RE: Swiss M1 Orders 5 + 5 E190's

Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 4):
The major question which pops up in my mind, is why use the Embraer 190 on short routes like that, when the Q400 (which they now have in their fleet) is much more fuel efficient and cheaper on a per seat basis. IMHO, they should play on the range aspect of the 190 and fly to far thin destinations where there is little competition and yields are high.

That is what I think they are going to do. If you look up what kind of clients FlyBaboo actually attracts, there is a good number of a kind of "Live Style" clients. Those people are normally will to pay quite a price if the product is what they want.

Having an airplane like the E190 in it's fleet numerous destinations mainly serving leisure clients are coming up: Thinking about Southern Spain or Morocco from GVA. But also incoming tourists to SIR, coming from Russia or Scandinavia are absolutely within range with an E190, but not really with a Q400. This also as ski tourists often travel with lots of luggage.

I am happy to see FlyBaboo going with the E190, this brings lots of life in the Swiss aviation.

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