Airlink puts Embraer 190 into service

South Africa’s Airlink placed its first Embraer ERJ 190 into service on 3 August, on flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo. The airline is planning to replace its fleet of 12 Avro RJ85s with Embraer E-Jets over the next three years, and has already acquire three ERJ 170s and two ERJ 190s, though only a single 190 has been delivered to date. Airlink has configured its 190 with 6 business and 92 economy class seats, offering a capacity increase over the 83-seat RJ85s, as well as greater range.

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