Bombardier Signs Styrian Spirit For A CRJ700

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Styrian Spirit, based in Graz, Austria has signed a contract to purchase one Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet, and has taken an option on a second Bombardier CRJ700. The firm order is valued at approximately $30.2 million US.

Founded in 2002, Styrian Spirit operates three Bombardier CRJ200 50-passenger jets on routes from Graz to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Krakow and Zurich. In July 2004, the airline placed a firm order for an additional new Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

“Commonality between the Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ700 aircraft in crewing, maintenance, spare parts and customer support was a major factor in choosing the Bombardier CRJ700 to meet increased capacity demands,” said Otmar Lenz, Chief Executive Officer, Styrian Spirit.

“The Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft has been very reliable and liked by our crews and passengers. We fully anticipate that we will get identical results from the CRJ700, and we will take advantage of its increased passenger capacities to develop new charter opportunities to popular tourist destinations,” Mr. Lenz added.

“We are delighted that Styrian Spirit has selected a Bombardier CRJ700 for capacity growth,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “We commend Styrian Spirit for its growth and performance in less than two years and we are very pleased that the CRJ family has played an important role in that development.”

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For information:
Sylvie Gauthier
Bombardier Aerospace
(514) 855-7983