Madagascar Airlines, is eagerly anticipating the arrival of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, which was initially scheduled for delivery in June. However, due to unforeseen technical and financial issues, the delivery has been postponed to September, as announced by the government of the Republic of Madagascar.
Valery Ramonjavelo, the Minister of Transport, expressed the hope that one of the planes could still arrive before September, stating, “We hope, if possible, that one of the planes can arrive before September,” Valery told 2424 outlet.
The delay in the delivery of the leased E190-E2s has been attributed to the finalization of critical details in the contractual agreement with the leasing company, Azorra.
Madagascar Airlines had previously communicated its intention to introduce the E190-E2s into its fleet by October, with the inaugural flight destined for Mauritius.
Last December, an agreement was signed with the leasing company Azorra and in March of this year, it was predicted that the aircraft would begin to be delivered in June of this year.
The imminent delivery of the first aircraft is already in motion, with one of the E190-E2s currently undergoing the painting process. “One of the planes is being painted,” added Valery Ramonjavelo, who promised to expand domestic and international flights with jets with up to 114 seats.
Once the jets are inducted into the fleet, Madagascar Airlines aims to enhance its domestic and international network, providing travelers with more choices and convenient flight options. According to Embraer, the E190-E2 has the ability to transport up to 110 passengers to a range of over 5,200km. The E2 consumes 20% less fuel per seat than its predecessor type.