Posted on: 10 November 2014 by Mark Howells
The unidentified airline which placed a firm order for 16 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets (with options for a further eight) in June this year has been revealed as China Express Airlines.
“Only eight years after first starting operations, China Express provides regional passenger services to nearly 50 cities throughout China with its all-Bombardier fleet of four CRJ200 aircraft and eleven 84-seat CRJ900 NextGen aircraft,” said Wu Longjiang, president of China Express. “With its excellent reliability and economics, the CRJ900 NextGen airliner continues to be central to our development. We look forward to taking delivery of these additional aircraft and connecting more tier-two and tier-three cities.
“China Express's rapid growth and success in the regional market has been nothing short of spectacular, and we could not be prouder to be associated with such an innovative and pioneering airline,” added Andy Solem, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s VP of sales for the Asia Pacific region. “Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has been making great strides in establishing its presence in China – steadily growing its local roots, expanding its customer and industrial base, and leveraging the company's track-record of success in the country.”