Singapore, January 08, 2013 – Embraer makes its debut in Bangladesh today with the official inauguration of two ERJ 145 jets purchased by NovoAir, a new scheduled operator. NovoAir, an aviation services and solutions provider in Bangladesh with experience in passenger and air cargo transportation as well as travel and holiday services, has purchased these two pre-owned ERJ 145 jets for use in scheduled services on domestic routes.
These routes will include Dhaka – the country’s capital, and Chittagong, its second largest city, amongst others. The airline intends to operate the jets on domestic routes in the first year of operations, with the possibility of expanding its network to include select regional and international routes from the second year of operations.
Said Alex Glock, Vice-President – Asia Pacific, Embraer Commercial Aviation: “NovoAir's decision to buy the ERJ 145 reflects the potential for 50-seat regional jets to develop markets with small units of capacity. The operating economics of used aircraft today can be quite attractive in lower density markets, such as Bangladesh, where 50-seat jets have the ability to build airline networks and frequency, as they have done in other parts of the world.”
Managing Director Mofizur Rahman, of NovoAir commented, “With the introduction of our ERJ 145’s, we are pleased to offer an all-jet domestic service which will appeal to the business traveler in Bangladesh. In the future, we aim to connect our key cities with other top destinations in the region.”
With the introduction of the ERJ 145’s in Bangladesh, Embraer jets are now in service with 85 airlines in 51 countries around the world. NovoAir is the 13th operator of Embraer commercial aircraft in Asia Pacific, where a Company aircraft takes off once every 45 seconds.
NovoAir is a limited liability company registered and incorporated in Bangladesh, specializing in providing passenger and air cargo transportation, travel and holiday services and high end aviation technology solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.novoair-bd.com/
About the ERJ 145 Family
More than 1,100 jets from the ERJ 145 platform have been produced since 1996, of which nearly 900 aircraft have been delivered to commercial carriers. With a high level of commonality between the members of the ERJ family, the 37-seat ERJ 135, the 44-seat ERJ 140 and the 50-seat ERJ 145 offer signature versatility for companies to adapt the capacity to meet the needs of the market, to upgrade their operations from turboprops to jets or to open new routes with low-risk. Since the first of the four jets entered service in 1996, aircraft from the ERJ 145 family are currently flying with 31 airlines from 20 countries.
For more information, please visit: www.embraercommercialaviation.com
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