Adria Airways Orders Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Bombardier
Aerospace announced today that Adria Airways of Ljubljana, Slovenia
has signed a firm order for two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen and one
CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets. Adria is the fourth airline to order
the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, launched in February, 2007.
The value of the order based on the aircraft list prices is
approximately $122.7 million U.S.
Adria Airways, a Star Alliance Regional carrier, has been a
Bombardier customer since March, 1997 when it placed an order for two
CRJ200 50-passenger regional jets. It currently operates seven of
these aircraft as well as two 86-seat CRJ900 jets that entered
service in May, 2007.
"The CRJ900 jet has allowed us to increase capacity beyond 50 seats
and replace our larger jets on routes with insufficient capacity for
them," said Tadej Tufek, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. "Our
CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will allow us to continue along this path.
"And we are delighted to be an early customer for the new CRJ1000
NextGen aircraft which promises significant operating cost advantages
over other 100-seat jets as well as improved passenger comfort,"
added Mr. Tufek.
"We welcome Adria Airways as our newest CRJ1000 NextGen customer,"
said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Adria
will be operating our 50-, 86- and 100-passenger jetliners and will
be taking advantage of the strong built-in CRJ family commonality."
Adria Airways is the Bombardier CRJ Recognized Service Facility in
Europe, providing heavy maintenance on all models of the CRJ Series.
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from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
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ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
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