SuperJet International announced (15-Nov-2012) 10 new orders by Interjet for the Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft amounting to 30 firm orders. The carrier plans to launch its first SSJ100 operated service in Mar-2013 with deliveries arriving at a rate of one per month. [more - original PR]
Interjet increases Sukhoi SSJ100 order to 30
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