Embraer and KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, have signed a contract for an additional five Embraer 190 jets, firming up options originally placed in August 2007. The total value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 214 million, based on January 2011 economic conditions. The initial deliveries of this new order are scheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2012. The Dutch airline still retains options on two more Embraer 190 jets.
KLM Cityhopper operates 17 Embraer 190 jets on its regional European routes, all configured for 100-seats in a dual-class layout. With the latest order, the fleet will expand to 22 of the type.