J-Air Corp. (J-AIR), the regional offshoot of Japan Airlines (JAL), has introduced its Embraer E190 jet in Japan. The inaugural revenue flight took place May 9 between Osaka-Itami Airport and Kagoshima.

The entry of the first E190 in J-AIR’s fleet brings the number of E-Jets operating across Japan to 28.

J-AIR placed an order in 2014 for 15 Embraer E-series, comprising both E170 and E190 aircraft plus a further 12 options.

Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva said, “The E190 configured with 95 seats complements J-AIR’s E170 operations. The extra capacity offered also reflects the steady growth of the domestic market.”

J-Air Corp. president Tetsuya Onuki said, “The combination of the existing E170s and new E190s in our fleet will give us greater flexibility to match our products and services to customer needs. We are confident that the E190, with our new cabin interior and the addition of Class J service, will deliver a refreshing and comfortable inflight experience to customers.”

The E190, configured by JAL in dual class with genuine leather seat offering, is the third Embraer E-Jet aircraft type that is operating in Japan, in addition to the E170 and E175 that already operate in the country.

J-AIR operates 17 E170s and Fuji Dream Airlines operates three E170s and seven E175s.