Venezuela’s Conviasa Receives Its First Embraer 190
September 21, 2012
Venezuelan airline Conviasa (Consorcio Venezuelano de Industria Aeronáutica e Serviços Aéreos S.A.) has taken delivery of its first Embraer 190 jet.
Conviasa signed a contract on July 31, less than two months ago, to purchase six Embraer 190 single-aisle jets, and took options on an additional 14. The contract also includes a flight simulator and a logistics package to support Conviasa’s Embraer 190 operations for the next five years.
Venezuelan carrier Conviasa took delivery on September 21, 2012 of the first of 20 Embraer 190s on order and option
The delivery ceremony at Embraer’s São Jose dos Campos final-assembly facility was attended by Brazil´s Vice Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Ricardo Scheafer, representing the Minister Fernando Pimentel; the Venezuelan Minister for Air & Aquatic Transportation, Elsa Gutiérrez Graffe; and ambassadors and other officials from both countries, besides Embraer and Conviasa executives.
Conviasa became the first Venezuelan carrier to operate the Embraer 190 in the fall of 2012 after receiving its first of up to 20 on order on September 20, 2012
“In compliance with the determinations of our Commander President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, and the implementation of the air transport policies by Minister Elsa Gutierrez, the new Embraer aircraft will allow us to interconnect national and international destinations at a regional level, with much more quality”, said César Martínez Ruiz, president of Conviasa. “Thus, we position Venezuela as an air transport provider with modern and efficient aircraft for the rendering of public service to all Conviasa passengers.”
Venezuela’s Conviasa is the 11th airline in the Latin America and the Caribbean region to operate the Embraer E-Jets family of single-aisle jets
Conviasa is the 11th customer for the Embraer E-Jets family in Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier currently serves 14 domestic and nine international flight destinations.
Embraer forecasts that the Latin American and Caribbean market will grow an average of 7 per cent a year over the next 20 years, higher than the 5 per cent global average.