AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines (J2, Baku) has announced that it has placed a firm order with Embraer (São José dos Campos) for four EMB-190s to be delivered from fall 2013 allowing it to increase frequencies on regional routes already served and to add new destinations from its Baku hub. AZAL has also acquired two ex-Paramount Airways (India) (I7, Chennai) EMB-170s (c/n 17000002 and c/n 17000005) from Embraer subsidiary ECC Leasing that will already join the fleet in spring of next year. In other news, AZAL plans to add two A340-500s (c/n 886 and c/n 894) to its fleet for long-haul services that were originally ordered by Kingfisher Airlines (IT, Mumbai Int'l) and then never delivered.