London office workers may wish to take advantage of British Airways’ order for 11 new aircraft as it works to revamp its short-haul CityFlyer fleet.
Under the new agreement, the carrier has ordered the Embraer aircraft for a total cost of £376 million at the current list price, with the option in place for three more in the foreseeable future.
It is expected that BA will take delivery of the first of the new aircraft in September 2009, with the revamped fleet to fly out of London’s City Airport to destinations across Scotland, Ireland and the European mainland.
Announcing the deal, Peter Simpson, managing director of BA CityFlyer, stated: “This significant investment in new aircraft further demonstrates British Airways’ commitment to services into and out of London City for our customers.”
Embraer jets, which are constructed in Brazil, were first launched at the Paris Air Show in 1999, since when they have established themselves as global leaders within the global short-haul aviation market, while also being used for corporate flights out of London.