MOSCOW/DUBLIN (Sputnik) — CityJet, an Irish regional airline, said Tuesday that it had opted to buy at least 15 SSJ100 planes in a 98-seat configuration from Superjet International to renew its aircraft fleet.
"CityJet has agreed to take four aircraft in 2016 with the delivery of an additional 11 throughout 2017. The airline has also taken options on an additional ten aircraft," the company said in a statement.
The Russia-produced SSJ 100 is the first aircraft in its class to offer five abreast seating combined with a cabin height of over 2 meters.
According to Byrne, the “versatile new generation jet” will fulfill the company’s requirements to operate at smaller airports such as the London City Airport and offer “significant advantages” in fuel efficiency, emissions ratings and noise reduction.
The airline intends to introduce the SSJ100 on charter activity in 2016.