Estonian Air has received permission from the Estonian ministry of economy to replace new Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft the airline acquired recently with aircraft built by Embraer.
It has been less than a year since the airline took delivery of the CRJ 900NGs as a replacement aircraft for its SAAB turboprop aircraft. The airline had announced that it was in negotiations with Bombardier for a further purchase of three aircraft as well.
However, according to press reports, negotiations were stalled over pricing and the airline looked towards Embraer to supply the aircraft it requires.
The airline has announced that it will be leasing three Embraer 170 aircraft from an undisclosed European airline to replace the CRJ 900NGs as a stop gap measure. The airline then intends to take delivery as soon as possible of three Embraer 190s directly from the manufacturer.