Mauritania Airlines has become the first airline in Africa to take delivery of an Embraer 175.

New Delhi, March 31, 2019: The Brazilian manufacturer says that in a ceremony held on 28 March the Mauritanian flag carrier was presented with the first of two 175s it ordered last year. Both will be long-range variants, Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer indicates.

Embraer says the second aircraft will be delivered to the Nouakchott-based operator during the second quarter according to the reports published in flightglobal.com.

Fleets Analyzer shows that, having parked its lone Boeing 737 Max 8, Mauritania has an active fleet that comprises two 737 Classics (both -500s), two 737NGs (a -700 and an -800) and an Embraer ERJ-145.

“The introduction of the E175 in our fleet will allow us to add more frequencies and new destinations whilst enhancing the quality of passenger experience, and offering greater comfort with the best cabin in this category,” states the airline’s chief executive Mohamed Bennahi.

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