LONDON – Embraer has initiated its sales campaign at the Dubai Air Show with a contract with Nigerian carrier Overland Airways for six E175 aircraft.
The deal, valued at $299.4 million, will give the airline options for an additional three if they wish to exercise, with three units being firm.
It is understood deliveries will commence in 2023 for the carrier.
Commenting on the news was Captain Edward Boyo, the President & CEO of Overland Airways who emphasized confidence over this aircraft:
“These aircraft will increase the domestic flights and allow to expand more regional routes, [which is why] we are confident that this is the right moment to invest, as regional aviation is on an optimistic post-pandemic recovery. Our customers will really enjoy all comfort in the E175, and we appreciate our partnership with Embraer.”
Also commenting on this deal was Cesar Pereira, VP for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Embraer, who expressed pride over this deal:
“We are proud of this partnership with Overland and to support their regional expansion. We are seeing growing long-term demand for rightsized aircraft to deliver profitable domestic connections in Nigeria.”
So, with Embraer now securing its first order of the airshow, it will be interesting to see whether any orders will be drummed up for the E2 family at all.