Pionair Receives First Embraer E190 Named ‘Cinderella’ at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport
The Australian aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) and charter airline will offer the aircraft for contract work starting in 2021. Pionair’s new Embraer E190 is arranged in a single-class 112 seat configuration and will be based in Brisbane.
On Tuesday (November 24, 2020), Embraer announced the delivery of an E190 to Australian ACMI and charter airline Pionair. The aircraft, named ‘Cinderella’ is arranged in a single-class 112 seat configuration and will be offered for contract work in 2021. The E190 was previously dry-leased by Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways and Pionair purchased the aircraft from GOAL Aircraft Leasing of Germany. In Tuesday’s announcement, Pionair’s Owner and CEO, Steve Ferris, said,
“Incorporating the E190 into Pionair’s fleet has opened up more business opportunities for us in Australia and the Pacific. For our customers, its strength also lies in its ample cargo capacity and right-sized passenger capacity to manage fluctuating demand on strategic routes within Australia and beyond.”
Established in 2000, Pionair has a fleet of Bae 146s and operates an Embraer E190-E2 for Air Kiribati on behalf of the Kiribati Government.