Congo Airways signs order with Embraer for two E175 jets

Congo Airways orders two E175 jets from ©Embraer

Embraer and Congo Airways have signed a firm order for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for a further two. The deal has a total value of US$ 194.4 million at current list prices with all purchase rights exercised, and will be added to Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog.

Desire Bantu, CEO of Congo Airways said, “These new jets will replace our current turboprop offering and allow us to serve routes both within the Democratic Republic of Congo, and regionally to West, Central, and Southern Africa, from our hub in Kinshasa. We will now have the flexibility and the right sized aircraft to serve our market, which is growing so rapidly an additional order may be required, for which the E2 is a particularly compelling option.”

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