On February 23, 2021, the subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM Cityhopper, added the first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to its fleet.
“KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, received their first Embraer E195-E2 in a ceremony today at Embraer’s facility in Brazil,” read Embraer statement.
KLM Cityhopper has a firm order for 25 jets. The airline also has options for 10 more E2s to be leased from ICBC Aviation Leasing and Aircastle.
In a statement, KLM said that the recently delivered Embraer E195-E2 jet fits with the airline’s plan to reduce its environmental footprint. The aircraft offers less carbon emission and noise pollution than the first generation E-jets ‒ a critical measure at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which has strict noise reduction rules.
The new Embraer E195-E2 has a layout of 132 seats: 20 in business class, eight in economy comfort, and 104 in economy class.
The first E195-E2 delivery to KLM brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50. In addition to the new E195-E2 aircraft, KLM Cityhopper has 17 Embraer ERJ-170 and 32 Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft in its fleet, according to Planespotters.net data.