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The Brazilian Built Embraer E170 entered service for Virgin Blue on 22 October 2007
Six of the 78 seat E-
When John Borghetti became Chief Executive of Virgin Blue in 2010 he quickly signalled
the end for the E170s citing their high seat per mile operating costs. The new plan
called for delivery of ATR72 turboprops to replace the jets. On shorter sectors such
as Sydney -
In March and April 2011 the first three E170s were withdrawn from Virgin service with the final aircraft leaving the fleet on 14th January 2012. All six aircraft subsequently moved on to Compass Airlines USA.