28-Feb-2012 11:51 AM

Merpati Nusantara Airlines orders 40 ARJ21s, targets fleet of 75 aircraft by 2017

Merpati Nusantara Airlines president and CEO Sardjono Jhony Tjitrokusumo stated the carrier ordered 40 ARJ21-700 aircraft from Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) on 14-Feb-2012, scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2017 (Xinhua, 21-Feb-2012). Mr Tjitrokusumo stated the carrier plans to expand its fleet to 75 aircraft by 2017.