China Express firms up order for 3 CRJ900 NextGens

China Express Airlines has converted previously announced conditional purchase agreements for three Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets into a firm order.

“China Express’s CRJ900 NextGen regional jets have proven to be highly reliable and efficient following their introduction to our fleet in 2012 and our company has entered a rapid expansion period. With its outstanding 99.67% dispatch reliability and unmatched fuel efficiency, the CRJ900 NextGen airliner has surpassed our expectations,” declared Wu Longjiang, president, China Express. “According to our business plan, we intend to be flying an all-Bombardier fleet of 29 aircraft by 2016. That’s just 10 years after we started operations and is an indication of the high productivity of the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.”

China Express, based in Chongqing, provides regional passenger services to 44 cities throughout China with its fleet of five CRJ200s and nine 84-seat CRJ900 NextGens.

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