Airlink has put one of its three recently delivered Embraer E190 E-jets into service, using the aircraft on the Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo routes.
Airlink’s new flagship aircraft type will slowly be phased in to replace the fleet of 12 Avro RJ85’s currently used on various routes, including Pietermaritzurg and Bulawayo.
The E-Jets provide customers with additional seat pitch and a business class product that will be introduced on both of these routes.
The E-Jets provide Airlink with superior operational performance range and efficiency, coupled with an enhanced cabin environment.
The cabin layout features two plus two seating, with large eye-level windows.
Under seat areas are free of support railings, so that passengers can stretch out in greater comfort.
The eight rows of economy seats forward of the emergency exit feature a 33-inch seat pitch providing added personal space on longer sectors.
Airlink will make use of air-bridges at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to facilitate quick and convenient boarding.
The E-Jets are configured with six business and 92 economy class seats.