19-Sep-2013 8:39 AM

Interjet starts services with first two Sukhoi Superjet 100s

SuperJet International (SJI) announced (18-Sep-2013) the first two Sukhoi Superjet 100s operated by Interjet successfully performed the first revenue flights. The first aircraft operated it maiden service from Mexico City to Torreon. The second aircraft operated from Mexico City to Aguascalientes. On the first day of their operations, the first two Interjet SSJ100s will perform 8 commercial flights each from Mexico City airport to other Mexican destinations as Campeche, Minatitlan, Zacatecas and Mazatlan. SuperJet International CEO Nazario Cauceglia said the entry in service with Interjet has "opened the door to the Western market and the international aviation community has been carefully watching at this major step". Following the start-up phase for the regional jet, the SSJ100 programme "is determined to become a competitive player in the regional aircraft segment" and the company is "positive we will meet customers’ expectations, through operational leasing alternatives and very attractive ECA Financing, supporting both start-up and legacy airlines" added Mr Cauceglia. Interjet also capitalises on a comprehensive 'per-flight-hour' maintenance programme designed by SuperJet International specifically for SSJ100 operators to maximise aircraft availability, optimise maintenance costs and minimise administrative burdens. To facilitate the entry in service of the SSJ100 with Interjet, SJI has also set up a new support warehouse located at Fort Lauderdale, Florida that will provide logistic support to Interjet and in general to any North and Latin America customer. The SSJ100 is now in service with six airlines: Interjet, Aeroflot, Sky Aviation, Lao Central, Yakutia, Moskovia. 20 aircraft delivered have been delivered to customers.  [more - original PR]

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