CityJet to take 8 CRJ900s for SAS operations

CityJet has confirmed that it is to operate Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft in the network of Sweden's Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and will acquire its aircraft from an unidentified Bombardier customer which signed a firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900s aircraft and took options on six more."The long-term profitability and development of our airline is dependent on the addition of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft to our fleet. The CRJ900s with their lower operating costs, outstanding operational flexibility and enhanced cabin amenities were key factors in our successful tender for our new SAS contract," said Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet. "As a long-time regional operator for some of Europe's finest airlines, we are pleased to add SAS to our list of distinguished customers.""We are looking forward to working with CityJet to further expand our regional route network and thereby strengthen SAS's offering to frequent travellers. These new CRJ900 aircraft from CityJet will provide us with efficient and flexible production of regional flights that will feed our larger traffic flows and will complement nicely the 12 CRJ900 aircraft in SAS's current network operation," noted Rickard Gustafson, president and CEO at SAS.Meanwhile, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft also announced that a long-standing customer, which has requested to remain unidentified at present, has signed a firm purchase agreement for two CRJ700s.

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