Azorra is celebrating delivery of the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA).

A special handover ceremony was attended today by senior executives from Azorra, Scoot, and Embraer at Embraer’s facility in Brazil.

Named ‘Explorer 3.0’, in celebration of the third and newest fleet addition to the Scoot family, the delivery of the E190-E2 marks the first time a Singapore carrier is introducing an aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer.

Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, said: “We are honoured to be the first Singapore carrier to take delivery of this modern and fuel-efficient aircraft and the E190-E2 jets are crucial to our overall network growth strategy.

“The delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2 reflects our confidence in the demand for air travel and our commitment to connect our customers to more destinations at the same great value. We thank Azorra and Embraer for supporting us in this next chapter as we become the first major operator of the E2 in Southeast Asia.”

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, says: “It’s truly exciting to be part of this new chapter for Scoot with the addition of E2s, facilitating optimised expansion of its existing network and the development of new markets with such an efficient and versatile aircraft.

“This marks our biggest, most important step in expanding Azorra’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. Together with our partners at Embraer, we’re proud to deliver the latest-generation aircraft from our firm orderbook, supporting network growth for our airline customers worldwide.”

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “Embraer’s family of advanced-generation E-Jets are ideally suited for Scoot’s ambitions, complementing the airline’s existing narrowbody fleet with the E2’s exceptional short-runway performance to enhance regional connectivity.

“Continuing our long relationship with Azorra, we look forward to seeing how Scoot’s passengers enjoy the comfort and quietness of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the narrow body space.”

Scoot E2 services are set to begin in May 2024 with Explorer 3.0’s inaugural flight to Krabi, Thailand.
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