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Whoa: Air Peace’s Embraer E195-E2 Business Class

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Nigeria’s Air Peace has a swanky new jet with a unique business class configuration.

Air Peaces takes delivery of Embraer E195-E2

Air Peace has this week taken delivery of its very first Embraer E195-E2. This is Embraer’s latest jet, and an evolution of the previous Embraer 195, as the new jet features significantly lower fuel burn. Air Peace has a total of 13 E195-E2s on order.

Significantly for Air Peace, this also represents the first new plane that the airline has ever taken delivery of, as all of its other aircraft have been acquired secondhand. Air Peace flies some former Emirates 777s, for example, which I’ve been wanting to try. Unfortunately the airline doesn’t have a great safety record, and there are some shady things about the company’s CEO.

But specific to the Embraer E195-E2, I’ve gotta say, the plane looks really swanky in Air Peace’s livery…

Air Peace Embraer E195-E2

It’s not the exterior that I find interesting here, but rather the interior. The jet features 124 seats. The Embraer E195 is typically in a 2-2 configuration in economy, and a 1-2 configuration in business class. However, Air Peace has introduced Embraer’s new business class seating concept, featuring staggered seats in a 2-2 configuration.

Air Peace Embraer E195-E2 business class

Air Peace’s Embraer E195-E2 economy is also in a 2-2 configuration, but the seats aren’t staggered.

Air Peace Embraer E195-E2 economy class

Embraer’s new E195-E2 business class

I realize that I’ve never written about Embraer’s new business class seating concept. Aside from long haul first & business class, we don’t often see true innovation when it comes to seating types.

This is where Embraer has introduced a cool new concept with this jet. A new business class seating option for the E195-E2 offers staggered seats in first class:

  • Rather than the standard 1-2 configuration, seats are instead in a 2-2 configuration
  • However, seats are staggered so you feel like you have more space, and you in theory have direct aisle access (though I’m not sure I’d totally agree with the direct aisle access part, since you still have to walk in someone else’s space)

Here are a couple of pictures of the seating concept, not specific to the product Air Peace selected:

New Embraer business class seating concept

New Embraer business class seating concept

Even though Air Peace isn’t the first airline to take delivery of the E195-E2, it is the first airline to select this staggered configuration in business class, as other airlines have chosen a more traditional layout.

It’s awesome to see an innovative product like this, since it’s not often we see an airline mix things up to this extent. That being said, I’m reserving judgment for this seat until I try it myself. I have two main concerns:

  • My main concern is that the seats look rather narrow, given that they’re only about as wide as economy seats
  • I’ve always loved the 1-2 configuration on Embraers when I can select a single seat, since you get both a direct aisle and window seat, and this configuration eliminates that

A typical Embraer premium cabin configuration

Bottom line

Nigeria’s Air Peace has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2. Not only is this the first new aircraft that Air Peace has ever taken delivery of, but Air Peace is also the first airline to install Embraer’s new business class seating concept.

This new seating concept is incredibly innovative, and I hope to try out this product some day.

What do you make of Air Peace’s E195-E2, and of this new business class seating concept?

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