A year after announcing plans to cut the Embraer 190 fleet from Virgin Australia’s line up the last E190 plane (VH-ZPH) took off Saturday the 3rd of February from Newcastle Airport (NTL) en route to Brisbane (BNE) as VA1105.
I have traveled on the E190 a few times over the years and always found them a comfortable aircraft as a passenger, more so than the cramped quarters of the 737s.
It’s sad to see another aircraft type retired in Australia. I understand Virgin’s reasons for doing so, but it doesn’t make the loss any less sad.
If you’ve experienced the Embraer ERJ-190 please leave a comment below.