Moscow. December 21. Agreement option to purchase six more Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with a total cost of $210 million was signed by the airline CityJet, according to the Irish Independent newspaper with reference to the statement of the head of the company of Pat Byrne.
“This step is associated with the airline it plans to expand shipments. Currently based in Dublin, CityJet was in talks with two unnamed European companies on implementation for regional flights on wet lease conditions (so-called “wet lease” requires mandatory equipment maintenance, repairs, insurance and other operations that lie on the lessor)”, – stated in the message.
CityJet, according to its leader, also intends to implement an existing option 10 Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100.
In October, CityJet announced a firm order for 15 Superjet 100 and the option for another 10 planes with a total catalog of more than $1 billion the Transaction will be issued under the agreement with the Finance company Falko, which buys airplanes and then passes them on leasing in CityJet. “Supercity” will replace the obsolete Avro planes of the model.
According to Byrne, CityJet to the third quarter of 2016 will make a final decision about the possible implementation of all of the options on the “Superduty”. “If all of the options CityJet will be the second largest European operator “Superglow” after “Aeroflot”, – stated in the message.