South African regional carrier Airlink has begun operations with the first of its incoming fleet of Embraer E190s, operating scheduled flights on its Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) routes. Johannesburg-based Airlink has three of the new type on strength and plans to build up a fleet of 13 E190s and E170s, gradually replacing its existing inventory of 12 Avro RJ85s. The airline said the E190 will allow it to introduce a business-class cabin on the Pietermaritzburg ...

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