Helvetic HB-AZJ, the second of four Embraer E195-E2 MSN 19020057, is on the ferry flight to join the fleet today. E195 left from Sao Jose dos Campos (SJK), Brazil, on June 30, crossing the Atlantic ocean and Africa; the aircraft is expected to arrive at Zurich at 17:20 local time today. The aircraft made two stops in Natal and Gran Canaria and arrived in Zurich after 12 hours of flight.
Helvetic will get two additional E195-E2s before the end of July 2021.
ZRH ¦ HB-AZJ – E295 delivery #2— Runway14 (@zrhspot) June 30, 2021
Just touched down in LPA for a night stop. STD LPA 01JUL 11:00Z. pic.twitter.com/GYtYm0393C
Plans for Embrarer on Helvetaic
Helvetic Airways would operate two of its Embraer E-Jets in Switzerland’s Basel, Mulhouse, and Freiburg. for additional weekend services to tourist areas in Greece, Spain, and Cyprus, beginning July 10, 2021. Additional Saturday operations to Santorini, Greece, and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and Sunday operations to Larnaca, Cyprus, are among them. The carrier and its partners are marketing the flights directly. According to the airline, the additional flights will be flown by a 112-seater E190 and a 134-seater E195-E2. Helvetic has five E190s and eight E190-E2s in its fleet.
Embraer E2 Helvetic
On June 25, Helvetic Airways received its first Embraer E195-E2 HB-AZI.
The airline’s current all-Embraer fleet, which includes the E190-E2 initially launched in October 2019, will be extended with the most prominent variant of the Embraer E2 series. The E195-E2 has a somewhat longer cabin than the E190-E2, with 134 seats rather than 110.
Helvetic would get four Embraer E195-E2 aircraft in total. The airline confirmed an order switch to the E195-E2 last year. In furthermore, the airline has acquired an additional 12 planes.
Helvetic currently has both first- and second-generation E-Jet planes in its fleet. Once the airline receives the three remaining E195-E2s, it will have a total of 16 Embraer aircraft stationed through its European route.