Ljubljana, Slovenia-based Adria Airways has signed a firm purchase agreement for two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
A Star Alliance member with over 50 years of experience in scheduled and charter services, Adria Airways has been a Bombardier Aerospace customer since March 1997.
Adria Airways, which is Slovenia’s flag carrier, already operates four Bombardier CRJ200s, two CRJ900s and two CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
Based on the list price for the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, the manufacturer values the order at approximately US$92 million.
“Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets have proven to be most efficient and economical assets to increase capacity and replace larger aircraft where passenger loads are insufficient,” says Mark Anžur, chief executive officer of Adria Airways. “With its demonstrated reliability and low fuel consumption, the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet offers an unmatched mix of cost efficiency, network flexibility and passenger appeal.”
Including Adria Airways’ order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,814 CRJ Series aircraft, including 341 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen jets.
Worldwide, Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft.
Bombardier CRJs are operating in over 50 countries on six continents. On average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world.
CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.
Today, the majority of Adria Airways’ business is in scheduled flights. Its network links Ljubljana with 20 cities throughout Europe and offers excellent connections to South East Europe.
Adria Airways operates more than 160 scheduled flights each week to Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich.
The company’s head office is at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (IATA code LJU) and it has representative offices at the airport, as well as in Brussels, Moscow, Frankfurt and Zurich. Adria Airways also has sales agents in almost all European countries.
Adria Airways became a full member of the Star Alliance in January 2010.