Jetgo’s first Embraer ERJ-140LR regional jet has broken cover in the United States ahead of its upcoming ferry flight to Australia.
The first of two 44-seat ERJ-140LRs, seen above at Kingman Airport in Arizona, was about to undergo a final maintenance check before the long journey to Australia at the end of September.
The trip was expected to take about 10 days.
The aircraft previously operated under US registration N297SK for Republic Airways Holdings, which provides regional services to the major US network carriers. It has been repainted into Jetgo livery and will have Australian registration VH-ZJG when it enters service in this country.
Currently, Jetgo flies three 37-seat ERJ-135LRs on its regular public transport (RPT) network comprising nine destinations across three states along Australia’s east coast.
(Read more the state of Australia’s regional aviation market in the October edition of Australian Aviation, on sale Thursday September 29.)