Posted on: 02 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Although Interjet is already in possession of firm orders for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100s from Superjet International, the airline has now confirmed options for an additional 10 aircraft valued at $350 million.
Of the original 20 orders, 12 SSJ100s are currently in service with Interjet, operating on routes between Mexico City and various Mexican and US destinations. The thirteenth SSJ100 has been already delivered and will join the Interjet fleet soon.
“We are delighted to add 10 aircraft to our SSJ100 fleet. The Superjet 100 is a really good product, we are very satisfied with its superior performance and the reduced operating costs. The SSJ100 was the right choice for Interjet’s fleet development. It is perfectly suitable for domestic mid-density routes as well as several short-haul international ones,” stated Interjet CEO, Jose Luis Garza.
Along with the order, and according to a SuperCare Agreement applied to the entire Interjet SSJ100 fleet, SuperJet International will provide the airline with a full assistance on training services and after-sales support.