Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Adria Airways of Ljubljana, Slovenia has signed a firm purchase agreement for two CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
A Star Alliance member with over fifty years of experience in scheduled and charter services, Adria Airways has been a Bombardier customer since March 1997. It currently operates four CRJ200, two CRJ900 and two CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the order is valued at approximately $92 million US.
“Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets have proven to be most efficient and economical assets to increase capacity and replace larger aircraft where passenger loads are insufficient,” said Mark Anžur, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. “With its demonstrated reliability and low fuel consumption, the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet offers an unmatched mix of cost efficiency, network flexibility and passenger appeal.”
“Adria Airways is among the growing list of operators who are benefitting from the proven performance of the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet. This is a testimony to our ongoing commitment to the technological updates of our product offerings to ensure their competitiveness,” said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Adria Airways has been a long-time Bombardier Commercial Aircraft customer and also maintained more than 700 CRJ aircraft as our first Recognized Service Facility in Europe. We’re thrilled that the airline is once again looking to us for its fleet solution.”
Including Adria Airways’ order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,814 CRJ Series aircraft, including 341 CRJ900and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.