NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH signed a contract for another two EMBRAER 190 jets, confirming the
purchase rights in the original contract, announced in July 2008. The initial deliveries of this new order should take place during the first semester of 2011.
“It’s a great honor for Embraer to see NIKI reaffirm its confidence in the EMBRAER 190, by
exercising these purchase rights only six months after their first E-Jet delivery,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We are very pleased to see our EJets helping NIKI in the innovative and stringent low-cost environment.”
Benefiting from the unparalleled low operating costs of the E-Jets, as well as their low fuel burn and emissions levels, NIKI has become the first European low-cost carrier to combine the 112-seat EMBRAER 190, configured for mid-density routes, with conventional 150 to 210-seat narrowbody aircraft, optimized for high-density routes.
“The EMBRAER 190 fits extremely well into our growth strategy, and will help us to be
profitable in 2009 for the fifth consecutive year,” said Niki Lauda, founder and President
of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH. “Thanks to the EMBRAER 190, combined with our narrowbody fleet, we can enjoy the benefits of wider market coverage and develop greater business opportunities, while offering the same level of comfort to our passengers.”