Embraer’s Malaysia report foresees potential for over 100 new routes within Malaysia, the region
08 Sep 2022
Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer SA foresees the potential for over 100 new routes within Malaysia and the region.
The aircraft manufacturer foresees demand for up to 150 new aircraft in Malaysia in the sub-150 seat segment over the next 20 years.
Embraer commercial aviation Asia Pacific vice president Raul Villaron said that as travel demand recovers, the group sees unique opportunities for Malaysia to enhance its connectivity domestically and regionally.
“However, it must also make business sense for airlines.
“Airlines are facing tough challenges such as higher fuel prices and an increasingly competitive operating environment, making it imperative to right-size aircraft capacity to passengers,” he said in a statement today.
Embraer released its Malaysia report, which shows how regional jets can enable the opening of over 100 new routes within Malaysia and the region.
The report was released in conjunction with its participation in the Selangor Aviation Show (SAS) 2022, which started today.
Embraer noted that regional aircraft under 150 seat segment would complement larger aircraft prevalent in the country and enhance the viability of establishing new routes or increasing the frequency of existing routes.
This includes boosting direct connectivity within Peninsula Malaysia and connectivity between cities in Peninsula Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak.
In the previous edition of the SAS, Embraer displayed its E195-E2 commercial jet, demonstrating how the aircraft’s low operating costs, superior performance and low fuel and noise emissions can add value to Malaysia’s aviation landscape.
The E195-E2 is the world’s most efficient and sustainable single-aisle aircraft and seats up to 146 passengers.
Embraer’s E-Jets have been a prominent feature at major air hubs worldwide.
Airlines such as KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways, Japan Airlines and all major US carriers have deployed the E-Jets to grow their routes and to feed traffic to their air hubs.
Regional airlines across the globe, including Bamboo Airways in Vietnam, also operate E-Jets to establish routes to and from secondary and tertiary cities.