KLM Cityhopper debuts its new E195-E2

Largest commercial jet of the regional subsidiary of KLM made flights to Warsaw and Berlin on Monday, days after being delivered by Embraer

Just four days after receiving its first E195-E2, the largest jet in its fleet today, KLM Cityhoppper debuted the model on its flight network on Monday. The Embraer aircraft made flights between Amsterdam and Warsaw and also to Berlin.

With a capacity for 132 passengers, the new jetliner offers fuel consumption 9% lower than the E190, which has only 100 seats. Thanks to the new design of more advanced wings, materials and turbofan engines, Embraer’s largest passenger plane is capable of emitting 31% less CO² per seat and being 63% quieter than the first generation model.

The E195-E2 from KLM Cityhopper also offers a higher level of comfort to its passengers such as special mood lighting, ergonomically designed seats, extra legroom, USB connections and bigger baggage bins.

The Brazilian aircraft arrived in the Netherlands on February 25 (Mark Wagtendonk)

“Not only is the 195-E2 an economically attractive aircraft, it also fits perfectly within our Fly Responsibly sustainability approach. This will enable KLM to make its own operations and the sector as a whole more sustainable. Now, more than ever before, we’re committed to reducing the impact we have on our surroundings and our ecological footprint. At present, fleet renewal makes the biggest contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions,” said Warner Rootliep, Managing Director KLM Cityhopper last week, when the E195-E2 landed in the Netherlands, from the Embraer plant in Brazil.

Currently, the KLM Cityhopper fleet comprises 50 planes, all supplied by the Brazilian planemaker. They are 32 E190, 17 E175 and one E195-E2 aircraft.

The largest variant of the E2 family is expected to end 2021 with seven aircraft in the Dutch airline’s fleet. Another 18 jets will be delivered in 2022, reaching a total of 25 planes. KLM Cityhopper still has an option for another 10 E195-E2 through leasing with AerCap.

KLM Cityhopper will receive six more E195-E2 in 2021 (Mark Wagtendonk)
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