Embraer E-190. Courtesy, BOC Aviation

Belgian leisure carrier Jetairfly has taken delivery of the first of two new Embraer E-190s, which it has secured on lease from Singapore-based BOC Aviation. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery next month. Jetairfly is part of TUI Travel.

The carrier plans to deploy the 112-seat single class aircraft on services to various European destinations from Brussels, including Faro in Portugal, Malaga in Spain and Zakynthos in Greece.

“[The E-190] will allow us to schedule new direct routes … and will help us to right size demand on some seasonal routes and lower our operational costs,” Jetairfly chairman Elie Bruyninckx said.

This summer Jetairfly will operate 21 aircraft on 163 routes, reducing to 60 routes during the winter. Flights depart from Brussels, Ostend, Liege and Charleroi.