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LOT acquires Embraer RJs.

LOT, the Polish flag carrier formed in 1929, has ordered 12 ERJ-145 50-seat regional jets of which six are firm orders and six are options. The $200 million order represents the first RJ acquisition for the airline.

"The expansion of our network requires that before traffic grows, we start operations with small-capacity aircraft that are much smaller than our 737s," said Jan Litwinski, president and CEO. "These aircraft, which we intend to acquire more of in the future, will enable us to profitably grow European routes."

When deliveries begin in July, the ERJ-145s will join a fleet of 15 737s, five 767s, three ATR 42s and eight ATR 72s. …

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