CityJet, a leading European discounter, in $1bn deal to buy the airliners produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.
The Irish regional airline CityJet has chosen the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to update its fleet and network development program. Under the $1 billion agreement, CityJet will purchase 15 SSJ100 airplanes with an option to buy 10 more, according to the statement from Sukhoi's parent company United Aircraft Corporation. The first deliveries of four aircraft are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016, with an additional 11 planes in 2017. He added that the company intends introducing the SSJ100 on charters in 2016 and will add it on its London City route network in 2017. The 98-seat SSJ100, developed by the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, is an advanced and cost-effective commercial aircraft which can be operated on short-to-medium range routes. It has a range of 4,500 kilometers.