China Express Airlines buys new jets
China Express Airlines has confirmed a deal with Canadian planemaker Bombardier for six new CRJ900 regional jets, and options for a further five.
Valued at approximately US$264 million, the new deal will more than double Guiyang-based China Express’s fleet, which currently comprises five CRJ200s
“Our five 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets have served us very well since we started operations in 2006, and we are confident that the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, which offers excellent economics, will support the growing passenger demand on our larger routes,” said Hu Xiaojun, Chairman of China Express.
“As the only aircraft manufacturer with three… families of aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat market segment, Bombardier is well positioned to support the growth of China’s air transport network, and we are delighted that China Express has firmed up its order for six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and will introduce the aircraft to China,” said Mike Arcamone, President of Bombardier’s commercial division.
China Express, which is also known as Huaxia Airlines, flies regional passenger services in southern China.