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.
|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
|Quoting Fyano773 (Reply 1):|
|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,”
|Quoting Frontierflyer (Reply 13):|
Now if only JP would order some crj900s, would help with reliability, frequency
|Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 11):|
ALMA will go for 2 more in the short term... they want a fleet of 8 to 10 CRJ900s!!
|Quoting Frontierflyer (Reply 15):|
oops I meant JR Sorry.
|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.
|Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 19):|
... perhaps size matters after all
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