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Irish airline agrees to purchase up to 10 Bombardier jets

Dublin-based CityJet’s fleet already comprises 11 Bombardier CRJ900s that it’s picking up from its acquisition of Cimber, a Danish regional operator for SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
Dublin-based CityJet’s fleet already comprises 11 Bombardier CRJ900s that it’s picking up from its acquisition of Cimber, a Danish regional operator for SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Courtesy illustration

A Dublin, Ireland regional airline has agreed to purchase six Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets with options for four more, Bombardier said Wednesday.

The agreement with CityJet is expected to convert into a firm order at the end of the month, Bombardier said in a news release. The deal is valued at $467 million at list prices if the options are exercised.

CityJet also announced on Wednesday it has acquired Cimber A/S, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based subsidiary of SAS Scandinavian Airlines, and that as part of the deal it will operate regional air service for SAS from Copenhagen. Cimber already has a fleet of 11 CRJ900s, CityJet said in its news release announcing the acquisition.

Bombardier is the Montreal-based parent of Learjet and also operates a service center and flight test center at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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