Provider of regional aircraft leasing and lease management services, ACIA Aero Leasing has announced the delivery of an E-190 on lease to Angolan carrier Bestfly.
Bestfly Worldwide received its first Embraer E-190 jet at Embraer’s re-delivery center in Macon, Georgia.
According to aviation24.be, Bestfly already operates three ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft leased from the same lessor.
“The airline will take advantage of the versatility of the E-Jet, a Brazilian-built aircraft, to establish much-needed connectivity from Cabo Verde to West Africa and the Azores archipelago, an important connection point for flights to and from east coast of the United States of America, where many thousands of Cape Verdeans live”, it reads.
For Bestfly CEO Nuno Pereira, the delivery of this particular plane is very special for his company, as it is the first E-190 and the 25th aircraft in the service of Bestfly Worldwide.
The BestFly group, of Angolan origin, operates on several continents in the civil aviation sector and on July 5, 2021, it agreed to purchase 70% of the share capital of the Cape Verdean company Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde (TICV).