Adria Airways To Add 15 Superjets To Fleet
Slovenian airline Adria Airways has signed a letter of intent for 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s it will acquire under a long term lease.
The SSJs will be delivered from the beginning of 2019, the airline said.
In addition to the new jets, Adria and Sukhoi will establish a joint venture maintenance and repair (MRO) operation for the Superjets at its Ljubljana Airport base.
The airline’s chief executive Holger Kowarsch said the decision to go for the SSJs followed a two year analysis, leading to “the conclusion that all the technical and operational characteristics of this aircraft would suit best for our strategic goals.”
Sukhoi has orders for around 300 of the 100-seat jet, with about half already delivered, most to Russian airlines.
Adria currently operates a fleet of 21 aircraft - three Airbus A319s, 12 Bombardier CRJs and six Saab 2000s on flights to 29 European destinations from its Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport base.