The Embraer E190 regional jet has made its debut in Japan with J-AIR, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines. The inaugural revenue flight took place on 10th May between Osaka (Itami Airport) and Kagoshima. The entry of the first E190 into J-AIR’s fleet brings the current number of E-Jets operating across Japan to 28.
The E190 has been configured by JAL with 95 seats in two classes with genuine leather seats and the airline’s new Class J service. It is the third Embraer E-Jet aircraft type to operate in Japan, in addition to the E170 and E175 that are already in service in the country. J-AIR currently operates a total of 17 E170s and Fuji Dream Airlines operates three E170s and seven E175s. The E190 is operated by 50 customers around the world.
JAL signed an order for a total 15 E-Jets (E190s and E170s) for its regional subsidiary in 2015, along with a letter of intent for 32 Mitsubishi MRJ regional jets.