BRISBANE, AUSTRALIAAustralia's Alliance announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase two additional Embraer E190 jets which will take its total committed fleet to 32.

These aircraft have previously been operated by Helvetic Airways in Switzerland and both aircraft have recently undertaken full base maintenance checks.

As a result of the maintenance status of these aircraft, their entry into service will be fast- tracked which will allow Alliance to accelerate its E190 operational expansion.

The planes are currently located in Basel and will be flown to Norwich, UK this week where they will be painted in Alliance livery and subsequently ferried to Australia.

The purchase consideration is consistent with previous E190 fleet purchases. Alliance currently has seven E190s in Australia with the remaining 25 to enter revenue service during the next 12 months.