Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Adria Airways of Ljubljana, Slovenia has signed a firm order for two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen and one CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets. Adria is the fourth airline to order the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, launched in February, 2007.
The value of the order based on the aircraft list prices is approximately $122.7 million U.S.
Adria Airways, a Star Alliance Regional carrier, has been a Bombardier customer since March, 1997 when it placed an order for two CRJ200 50-passenger regional jets. It currently operates seven of these aircraft as well as two 86-seat CRJ900 jets that entered service in May, 2007.
“The CRJ900 jet has allowed us to increase capacity beyond 50 seats and replace our larger jets on routes with insufficient capacity for them,” said Tadej Tufek, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. “Our CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will allow us to continue along this path.
“And we are delighted to be an early customer for the new CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft which promises significant operating cost advantages over other 100-seat jets as well as improved passenger comfort,” added Mr. Tufek.
“We welcome Adria Airways as our newest CRJ1000 NextGen customer,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “Adria will be operating our 50-, 86- and 100-passenger jetliners and will be taking advantage of the strong built-in CRJ family commonality.”
Adria Airways is the Bombardier CRJ Recognized Service Facility in Europe, providing heavy maintenance on all models of the CRJ Series.
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