Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Mongolian Carrier Hunnu Air leases four Embraer E190 Aircraft

Image CDB
The privately owned Mongolian domestic airline, Hunnu Air has signed a deal for a fleet of four Embraer E-190 aircraft with CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co.

The E190 aircraft will support the carrier’s domestic and regional network, which now operates flights within Mongolia and to China and Russia from its Chinggis Khaan International Airport base. The four Embraer E190s enjoy a two-class configured that features 92 seats in economy and 6 business class seats. According to CDB, the aircraft are expected to be delivered to the airline in May 2019, and in 2020 and 2021.

“We are very pleased to enter the Mongolian market with the lease of four E190s to the fast-growing Hunnu Air,” said CDB Aviation President & Chief Commercial Officer Patrick C. Hannigan. “We look forward to building a strong collaboration between our companies to support the expansion of Hunnu Air’s flight routes as it strives to meet the growing market demand and economic growth of Mongolia.”

Hunnu Air Chief Executive Officer Munkhjargal Purevjal commented: “Hunnu Air has taken on a new direction, more committed than ever to providing convenient domestic and regional flights options to travellers. In conjunction with our growing fleet by these Embraer E-190s from CDB Aviation and numerous scheduling options, we need to continue to grow our operations, and further anchor ourselves within the country’s travel landscape.”

Towards the end of last month, Hunnu Air retired its last Fokker F27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50). The venerable old aircraft had spent five years with the airline and in that time it had completed 8.162 domestic flights and flew 13.467 hours.

(Image from Hunnu Air)

E190 Photo CDB