“We are delighted to further extend our long existing commercial relationship with HOP! on the placement of seven additional new aircraft. We endorse HOP! for their strong leadership in regional aviation and look forward to continuously doing our best to support our valued customer for many more years to come” said Martin Møller, Chairman of NAC.
“HOP! is glad to reaffirm its long-term and trustful relationship with Embraer and NAC, by finding solutions to support its industrial project. These additional seven E-Jets will bring the total HOP! E-Jet fleet to 32 (81 E-Jets in total for the Air France KLM group, biggest European operator). HOP! remains committed to delivering the best product to its customer on the regional network”, said Hélène Abraham, Sales, Marketing and Products Director for HOP!.”
“This agreement is a further consolidation of our strong relationship with HOP! and NAC,and will bring HOP!’s total Embraer fleet to 47 aircraft (32 E-Jets and 15 ERJ145s). It also marks further progress on converting Letters of Intent announced at Farnborough to firm purchase agreements - three of the seven aircraft being placed by NAC in this deal were announced this week as firm orders,” said Martyn Holmes, VP Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
About Nordic Aviation Capital
NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving over 70 airline customers in 50 countries. The company provides aircraft to well-established carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada, LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Alitalia, Garuda, Flybe, Aeroméxico and airBaltic as well as major regional carriers including Air Nostrum and Widerøe. NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes E170, E175, E190, E195, ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and A220.
HOP! Europes first domestic flight network operates 600 daily flights to 50 destimations. With a fleet of one hundred aircraft ranging from 48 to 212 seats, HOP! offer rates from €49 one way. The airline transport 13 million passengers per year with 5 shuttles from Paris-Orly: Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse. They have two main hubs in France: Lyon (25 lines) and Paris-Orly (24 lines) with more than 8,500 employees serving customers both on the ground and in flight.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs,develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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