Four more CRJ900s for SAS wet lease

Bombardier and CityJet confirm order for more planes
Dublin-based regional carrier CityJet has exercised options for four additional Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft that will operate under wet lease in the SAS network.
The options are part of a purchase agreement announced earlier in the year, which included a firm order for six CRJ900s and options for four more. Now that all options have been exercised, the order is valued at around $467 million (€435 million).
Since early 2016, CityJet has taken delivery of 12 new CRJ900 aircraft, all of which it operates for SAS. In January this year, CityJet acquired the Danish regional airline Cimber, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of SAS, which operates a fleet of 11 CRJ900s, most of which will be replaced by the new order.
“CityJet has become one of our largest European CRJ900 aircraft advocates in a short period of time and we are delighted that the airline continues to put its confidence in Bombardier and its products,” said Ryan DeBrusk, Bombardier’s vice president for sales, Europe, Russia & CIS.
Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet: “The CRJ900 is proving to be an extremely reliable and popular aircraft in our Nordic operations on behalf of SAS Scandinavian Airlines. The confirmation of these orders – bringing us to 22 new CRJ900 aircraft in our fleet – further demonstrates CityJet’s belief in this aircraft as a key part of our wet lease growth strategy.”
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