Posted on: 24 December 2013 by Mark Howells
Interjet’s fourth Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) has been delivered to Mexico following a ferry flight from Venice with technical stops in Keflavik, Iceland and Bangor, USA.
“This fourth delivery represents another important milestone for SuperJet International,” remarked Nazario Cauceglia, chief executive officer. “The customer’s satisfaction is our top-priority and we are able to offer superior services along with an excellent product. I am confident that new customers will notice soon that the SSJ100 is the best choice in the regional segment.”
According to operating data from 18 September (EIS) until 30 November 2013, the first three Interjet SSJ100s showed an outstanding performance with over 99% dispatch reliability and an average daily utilisation of 9 flight hours, with a maximum utilisation of 11 flight hours.
The aircraft accumulated 1,438 flight hours and 1,399 flight cycles through seven destinations in Mexico (Mexico City, Torreon, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlan).
The fifth and the sixth aircraft to be delivered to Interjet are currently under completion at SuperJet International’s plant in Italy.
Interjet ordered 20 SSJ100s plus 10 options in the 93-seat (34-inch pitch) configuration with interiors designed by Italian Company Pininfarina.