Bombardier Aerospace announced today that My Way Airlines of Vicenza, Italy has placed a firm order for 19 CRJ900 aircraft. Should Bombardier launch its CRJ900X program, 15 of these firm orders will be converted into CRJ900X aircraft. In the event program launch does not proceed, the firm order remains for 19 CRJ900 jets.
The value of the contract based on the CRJ900 aircraft list price is approximately $702 million US.
My Way Airlines serves scheduled destinations in Europe and the Middle East with a fleet of five Airbus A320 jets, and its wholly owned subsidiary, LTE, offers charter flights with its own fleet. The Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft will be operated on domestic and regional routes.
“We were attracted to the Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft because of its low operating costs, quick turnaround times and outstanding passenger comfort,” said Professor Carlo Bernini, President, My Way Airlines. “The CRJ900 jet is the ideal aircraft for our low-cost operations.”
“I also want to emphasize the environmentally friendly nature of the CRJ900,” Professor Bernini added. “Emissions and noise are well below those permitted by international agreement, and fuel consumption has been reduced considerably.”
“My Way Airlines is the sixth European airline to recognize the significant benefits provided by this state-of-the art regional jet,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “The Bombardier CRJ900 has the lowest operating costs in its class, and independent surveys reveal strong praise from passengers for its cabin comfort and amenities.”
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