Sunday, March 10, 2013

► EQUATORIAL GUINEA: See Pics of Punto Azul's first of three Embraer ERJ145.

Punto Azul Equato-guinean carrier Punto Azul (ZR) is to commence operations with its three Embraer ERJ145s leased from ECC Leasing Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Embraer, and operated by South Africa's National Airways Corp. (NAC). The first Embraer ERJ145 (MSN 145244 | PR-PSQ) was delivered to NAC in late February.

According to NAC, the agreement is expected to pave way for a long term engagement between Punto Azul and NAC in the areas of aircraft leasing, maintenance, training and human capacity development in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding territories.

Punto Azul's first Embraer ERJ145

(Courtesy Punto Azul & National Airways Corp.)

 Punto Azul Embraer ERJ145

Punto Azul Embraer ERJ145 in Johannesburg
Punto Azul Embraer ERJ145 in Johannesburg (NAC)
The three Embraer 145 Aircraft will be deployed to Malabo to commence operations in April and May 2013, and will serve the Oil and gas industry as well as provide connectivity between Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Gabon.  During the second phase of operations, flights will be introduced to Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Angola.