Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet
Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CSeries CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019.
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February 22, 2018 Akhil Dewan - Airlines
The Embraer 190s are operated as Air Canada's mainline fleet and are only about 10 years old. The aircraft, hopefully, won't be visiting the boneyard just yet, as the airline is hoping to place the newly-retired aircraft into the marketplace to be sold other airlines.
"We have made decisions to accelerate the removal of the EMB-190s from our mainline fleet. To do this we will retain the A319-100 aircraft a little bit longer than initially planned at the bridge to the deliveries of the Bombardier CSeries scheduled to commence in late 2019. The Airbus 319 aircraft typically has a lower CASM (Cost Per Available Seat Mile) than the EMB-190," said Mike Rousseau, Chief Financial Officer of Air Canada.
Air Canada is reported to have big plans for the new CS300 aircraft and believes that it will allow to carrier to greatly expand their network.
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