Qantas to base another five Embraer E190 jets in Adelaide

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Adelaide will be the home of five Embraer E190 aircraft as Qantas continues to boost domestic flights in response to growing leisure and corporate travel demand.

The E190s are 94-seat jets with a five-hour range which are being deployed on Qantas’ network as part of a three-year deal with Alliance Airlines. The deal provides the national carrier with the capacity provided by up to 14 jet aircraft, depending on market conditions. This latest announcement brings the number of aircraft activated as part of the agreement to eight.

Basing these five aircraft in Adelaide will bring an additional 200 jobs to the state, including pilots, cabin crew, and engineers recruited by Alliance.  It was secured with the support of the South Australian Government and Adelaide Airport.

The aircraft will be painted in QantasLink livery and will help Qantas to grow its domestic capacity to 107% of pre-COVID levels in FY22. 

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