Cool, one more airline that goes for my favourite aircraft
Also, according to www.wikipedia.org (searchword: MAT) Macedonian Airlines will take one more CRJ900 this year and one in 2008, but then again, Wiki does have its share of wrong information... can anyone confirm or deny this?
Fyano773 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Complete press release from Bombardier:
Quote: Bombardier Sells Two CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft To ALMA De Mexico
Toronto, August 08, 2007
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that AeroLíneas MesoAmericanas “ALMA de México” has signed a firm order for two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
The approximate value of the contract, based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, is $74.4 million U.S.
A fast-growing Mexican regional airline based at Guadalajara, ALMA began operations in June, 2006. The airline currently operates 15 CRJ200 aircraft and serves 25 destinations in Mexico.
“Passenger traffic on routes developed by the Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft has increased to the point where we require higher capacity aircraft,” said Guillermo Heredia, President and Founder of ALMA. “Family commonality between the CRJ200 and CRJ900 NextGen regional jets made the CRJ900 NextGen product the logical choice.”
“Seventy-eight CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft have been ordered since January 1 of this year, with options and purchase rights taken on another 60 in that period,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “Clearly, operating cost advantages have become powerful incentives favoring the selection of CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen regional jets by operators.
“In addition, customer response to the all-new CRJ NextGen cabin, which provides an enhanced passenger experience, has been outstanding,” Mr. Ridolfi said.
As of April 30, 2007, Bombardier had delivered 1,423 CRJ Series regional jets, including 100 CRJ900 aircraft to operators.
Any idea about delivery schedules? The CRJ900LR looks nice on ALMA's c/s:
Soon, we will see here in Mexico two great planes: CRJ900 and the E190...
CRJ900X From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
Great news for Bombardier Aerospace and the CRJ900 NextGen program. ALMA did not take options on any of the CRJ900's? Hopefully we will see ALMA taking some more CRJ900's orders in the coming months.
I have also read the same thing about the MAT-Macedonian Airlines order for more CRJ900's, but will wait to see the aircraft delivered before I believe that rumour. I have also read on Wikipedia, that Air One CityLiner still has options on a further 8 or 9 CRJ900's. Is this true?
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2445 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Alma has been doing things right. Even though I was not sure of their business plan when they started last year, I can say that they are here to stay. They are taking a lot of traffic from AeroLitoral and Aeromar (mainly) and first, I thought these airlines will respond, but nothing strong so far. Alma has been growing a lot, opening new destinations (one new city every one or two months - amazing) and now they cover all the country.
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4): Good for ALMA and Bombardier! If ALMA's routes have so much demand now, do you think Alma will try to get rid of its CRJ200s and replace them with more CRJ900 Next Gens
I don't think they will get rid of the CRJ200, since this airplane is perfect for some route which require many frequencies for the business traveler. They just want to complement its fleet with a bigger aircraft for certain routes that require more capacity.
Who is ordering the E190? Did 5D finally decide, I probably missed it! Or was it VW? In any case, congrats to Alma de Mexico and a new type in the Mexican Skies... if only MX finally released something formal on their fleet plans!!! DANG IT!
When Will MX Fly to Europe??? I guess '09 is the year!!!
Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
I'm very happy for ALMA, and wish them many more days like today. ALMA should be prosperous for years, I think they face the least competiton of them all. The other Mexican airlines are base at MEX, TLC, and MTY. ALMA is the only one using GDL as a hub.
If ALMA grows too big, is there a risk of them one day monopolising GDL????
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
Quoting Fyano773 (Reply 1): “Seventy-eight CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft have been ordered since January 1 of this year, with options and purchase rights taken on another 60 in that period,”
With ALMA's order, 223 CRJ900 have been sold. That's pretty good. Wonder if they'll reach 250 before 2007 ends. If one include the CRJ900LR operating as AC Jazz CRJ705 then the number of 900-frames stand at 238. The CRJ900 is starting to breathe little sister 700 down the neck in the order race.
Marcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
With the persistently bad weather in Mexico for the last month or so, my flights have been the bumpiest during cruise so far......and we're talking about A319's at 37,000ft..........I wonder how these smaller planes shake on the same routes.
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JR wont be getting any CRJ's anytime soon that i know of... last i heard they were going to attempt to acquire some MD-80's. A CRJ 900 would be a nice addition to JR though, especially in its livery, however i doubt JR has the assets to afford anything other than second hand aircraft.
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2285 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
I would love to see the CRJ200, let alone a 900 on GDL-IAH service. Hopefully they start some US service soon! Would be nice to have some competition with AeroMexico. (Aviacsa's service to IAH is rather limited, and connections are all but non-existent)
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CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Quoting Marcus (Reply 16): With the persistently bad weather in Mexico for the last month or so, my flights have been the bumpiest during cruise so far......and we're talking about A319's at 37,000ft..........I wonder how these smaller planes shake on the same routes.
This summer I flew on A318, A320, B735, B736, B738, ATR42, Avro RJ-85 and CRJ900. The Airbus and Boeing aircraft were bouncing around a lot (especially the B736 with its huge wingspan compared to its short fuselage), while the other aircraft flew very smoothly even though there were a lot of wind and pilots warned us that there could be a lot of turbulence.
Perhaps the smaller wings and fuselages are able to sneak through the rough patches while the big ones just can't avoid the wind due to the big wings...? I have had very bumpy flights on big-winged B744 and B772s... perhaps size matters after all