BA CityFlyer (CJ, London City) will wet-lease two E190s from Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) on three-year contracts to cover growth out of its London City base starting later this winter season.

In a statement, the Irish ACMI/charter specialist said it had secured the two Embraer Regional Jets on a three-year lease contract from Nordic Aviation Capital.

“As a regional partner to leading airlines, we constantly review our business operations and our network to position us for opportunities with key partners from the most popular cities and routes across Ireland, the UK and beyond. We continuously seek to provide the optimum connectivity on key routes for customers, working with our partners. We have ambitious plans to grow and develop this partnership in 2018,” the Managing Director of Stobart Air, Graeme Buchanan, said.

ch-aviation shows the E190s will be deployed into service later this month on the following routes out of London City:

BA CityFlyer currently operates an in-house fleet of six E170s and sixteen E190s. For its part, given its exposure to the UK market and given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Stobart Air has now begun the process of securing a UK AOC through its Stobart Air Services (United Kingdom) (VVD, London Southend) unit.