Posted on: 17 March 2015 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed an LOI with flymojo (a new Malaysian airline targeting the ASEAN region) for the airline to eventually purchase 20 CS100 aircraft and take options for an additional 20 of the type.
Flymojo will have a primary hub in Johor Bahru, Johor and a secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
“Born of the desire to make air travel a much-anticipated and longed for experience, flymojo is dedicated to providing value and exceptional customer service that will focus on putting the human touch back into flying,” commented flymojo’s chairman, Alies Anor Abdul. “We are confident that our model will resonate deeply with our passengers and that the use of the technologically advanced CSeries aircraft will transform the aviation industry in Malaysia and the region.”
“As the only airline utilising the Southern Corridor as its headquarters, flymojo will transform Senai into a key regional aviation and logistics hub, augmenting the government's initiatives in developing Iskandar Malaysia and the Southern Corridor. Further strengthening Kota Kinabalu's standing as a gateway into Malaysia, flymojo will also boost tourism into Sabah and Sarawak,” explained Malaysia’s deputy minister of transport, Aziz Kaprawi.
Upon execution of a firm purchase agreement, flymojo is expected to become the first customer and operator of the CS100 in the ASEAN region. At the LOI signing ceremony, flymojo was represented by MD, Janardhanan Gopala Krishnan, whilst Bombardier Commercial Aircraft was represented by its regional VP sales for Asia-Pacific, Frank Baistrocchi.