TAP is the newest airline to operate Embraer’s E-Jets in Europe. Yesterday, the company launched scheduled flights with the E190 jet, from Lisbon to various destinations of its intra-European network. The first flight, TP488, was from Lisbon to Nice, in France. The airline began to incorporate nine used jets of this model into its fleet in recent months. The aircraft will operate under the TAP Express brand.
“We are extremely pleased to add TAP Express to the growing family of E-Jet operators,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “With the best operating cost in the category of jets with up to 100 seats, the E190 will bring more efficiency and flexibility to TAP Express operations, and provide unmatched passenger comfort.”
“For the complete renewal of its regional fleet as well as the improvement of the product and services offered, it is with great anticipation that TAP launches the new E190 into operation, which provides a new dimension of comfort and newness that will surprise our passengers. The new E190 aircraft are extremely modern, with advanced technology and greater autonomy, allowing us to open new routes and reach new markets, ensuring a more reliable and more flexible operation, with higher levels of economy and efficiency. With its entry into service, TAP Express now has the youngest fleet in the market it serves, thus positioning itself more competitively in relation to its counterparts,” said Fernando Pinto, TAP CEO.