19-Jun-2013 7:31 AM

First SSJ100 delivered to Interjet, aircraft to enter service in Mexican market soon

InterJet and SuperJet International announced (18-Jun-2013) on the occasion of the 50th International Paris Air Show, the delivery to the Mexican airline of its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. With an order for 20 aircraft plus 10 options, Interjet is the first western customer to take delivery of the SSJ100. The aircraft has been presented for the first time at Le Bourget with its exclusive interiors designed by Pininfarina in a 93-seats (34’ pitch) configuration. The SSJ100 aircraft, developed and built by the Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in partnership with Alenia Aermacchi, was painted, completed and customised at the SuperJet International facilities in Venice, Italy. InterJet CEO Luis Garza said: “We are delighted to receive our first SSJ100 and participate in the main international airshow in Europe. The aircraft is expected to enter into service in the Mexican market very soon. We are fully confident in our choice because the SSJ100 perfectly matches Interjet domestic mid-density routes. It also fits with our top-quality services, offering a mainline comfort along with reduced operating costs and the flexibility for regional markets”. The Interjet SSJ100 fleet will be also supported by SuperJet International with a SuperCare “per-flight-hour” programme. The Fort Lauderdale warehouse will become the support warehouse to meet spare parts requirements in the Americas. [more - original PR]

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