Brit Air Adds Bombardier CRJ700 Aircraft To Its Fleet

Airline orders three new CRJ700 aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Brit Air of Morlaix, Brittany, France has placed a firm order for three more Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.

The contract based on CRJ700 aircraft list prices is valued at approximately $97 million US.

Brit Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air France, currently reports a CRJ fleet of 19 50-passenger CRJ100 and 12 72-passenger CRJ700 aircraft. The three new CRJ700 aircraft will be used to further increase capacity, and to replace three existing CRJ100 aircraft that are coming off lease.”

“The Bombardier CRJ700 has proven its low seat-mile costs within Brit Air and Air France’s networks, and demonstrated the benefit of commonality within the CRJ Series,” said Marc Lamidey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brit Air. “These three additional CRJ700 aircraft will provide the needed flexibility to meet Brit Air’s requirement for additional capacity.”

“We are very proud of what our regional jets have accomplished on behalf of Brit Air and the Air France Group,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “The Bombardier CRJ700 has won high praise from its operators because of the aircraft’s low operating costs – the lowest of any 70-seat regional jet – reliability, performance and efficiency. Passengers enjoy the well-lit, spacious and quiet cabin.”

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