Posted on: 25 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas has signed a follow-on order for three CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with Bombardier Aerospace, which will take its fleet of 10 CRJ900 NextGens – its sole fleet type – to 13.
Pluna is Uruguay’s flag carrier and serves destinations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. The airline’s main hub is at Carrasco International Airport, near Montevideo.
“The Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft has allowed us to increase frequencies and expand to new markets,” explained Matias Campiani, chief executive officer, Pluna. “The aircraft offers a combination of low operating costs, exceptional passenger comfort and proven high reliability.”
“This CRJ NextGen aircraft order from Pluna continues to grow Bombardier’s presence in South America,” noted Gary Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We look forward to continually meeting the needs of Pluna and other airlines around the world with our industry-leading family of CRJ regional jets.”
The order increases firm orders for CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen airliners to 265 aircraft, with 244 of these delivered as of 31 January 2011. Including Pluna’s new order, a total of 1,708 CRJ Series aircraft have been ordered, with 1,628 delivered by 31 January 2011.