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CityJet firms up order to buy six Bombardier regional jets

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

An Irish carrier has firmed up an order to buy up to 10 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, Bombardier said Wednesday.

Dublin-based CityJet will purchase six CRJ900s in a deal valued at $280 million. It also has an option to purchase four more, which would bring the deal’s total value to $467 million.

CityJet will operate the aircraft under a wet lease — including providing the aircraft’s crew and maintenance — in SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ network.

“The CRJ900 aircraft has proven to be cost efficient and operationally flexible in supporting our contract flying with Scandinavian Airlines and we look forward to the delivery of up to ten more via the firm purchase agreement announced today,” said Pat Byrne, executive chairman of CityJet, in a news release.

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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