July 14, 2008

Kun Peng Airlines Orders Five Embraer 190s

Embraer and Kun Peng Airlines have signed a contract for five firm orders of the Embraer 190 jet, valued at a list price of $187.5 million.

Kun Peng Airlines is a joint venture between China's Shen Zhen Airline and the Mesa Air Group of the US. The new Embraer 190 of Kun Peng Airlines will be configured with 98 seats in a dual-class layout, and the first delivery is scheduled for 2008.

Mauro Kern, executive vice president of airline market at Embraer, said: "We are much honored to have Kun Peng Airlines as our new E-Jets family customer. I firmly believe that our customer-friendly Embraer 190 will make a strong contribution to Kun Peng Airlines's growth plans and will please Chinese passengers."