Under the sign of lucky number eight the eighth Austrian Airlines Embraer aircraft with the registration number OE-LWB took off on its initial flight OS 191 from Vienna to Cologne on last August 8. In total, Austrian Airlines will integrate 17 Embraer jets into its fleet by the end of 2017, to replace the Fokker fleet.
The Embraer jets consume about 18 percent less fuel per aircraft seat than the Fokker, and are thus much more environmentally compatible. The fleet renewal program also enhances travel comfort: The cabin equipped with a two-by-two-seating is particularly spacious thanks to its ergonomic design, thus offering passengers a feeling of enjoying more space. The Embraer jets have an average age of four years, providing room for 120 passengers. The list price of an Embraer jet is about USD 52 million.
Source: Austrian Airlines.