Embraer 190 Delivered to Air Astana

Embraer announced the delivery of the first of two Embraer 190 jets for Air Astana, the national flag carrier of Kazakhstan. The airline, with headquarter in Almaty, will operate the airplane on a lease agreement from Jetscape, Inc., a Florida-based aircraft leasing company. Air Astana also signed a lease agreement with Air Lease Corp. for two additional aircraft, which are scheduled to be delivered in 2011 and 2012, and is discussing the acquisition of two additional Embraer 190 jets directly with Embraer.

Air Astana Embraer 190

Air Astana Embraer 190 - (c) Embraer

Air Astana selected the E190 to fill a capacity gap between its Fokker and Airbus fleets. Air Astana’s Embraer 190 is configured in a dual-class layout, with 97 seats – nine in Business Class and 88 in Economy Class. The aircraft will be operated on domestic and international routes from both Almaty and Astana.

Source: Embraer

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