Air Kiribati GM: E190-E2 gives us opportunities to fly direct to Australia and New Zealand

8 July, 2019

Air Kiribati GM Danial Rochford reported the carrier's fleet order allows for "opportunities to fly from Australia and New Zealand direct to Kiribati" (Air Transport World, 05-Jul-2019). The carrier placed two firm Embraer E190-E2 aircraft orders and two purchase rights for the same aircraft type, with the first aircraft scheduled to be delivered in Dec-2019 and the following in 2020. Mr Rochford noted the aircraft is the "perfect option for us" due to its "long range capabilities" and allows the carrier to operate the services.