- Seventh European airline to order the aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Adria Airways, the national carrier of Slovenia, has placed a firm order for two Bombardier CRJ900 86-seat regional jetliners.
“Adria will be the seventh European airline and 12th worldwide to order the CRJ900 aircraft,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “With orders for 175 aircraft, many placed over the last 18 months, we see evidence that customers are recognizing the advantages of the CRJ900 aircraft in terms of economy, efficiency and passenger comfort.”
Adria joins other European carriers Air Nostrum, Air One, Atlasjet Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine, MAT Macedonian Airlines and My Way Airlines which have ordered the CRJ900 airliner.
Adria Airways has been a Bombardier customer since March 1997 when it placed an initial order for two Bombardier CRJ200 LR 50-passenger regional jets. It currently operates seven of these aircraft.
“The Bombardier CRJ900 will allow us to do two things, increase capacity beyond 50 seats and replace the Airbus A320 where passenger loads are insufficient to support the larger aircraft,” said Tadej Tufek, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. “The CRJ900 is the most efficient and economical way to reach these two goals.”
Adria Airways is also the Bombardier CRJ Recognized Service Facility (RSF) in Europe, providing heavy maintenance for all models of the CRJ Series.
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