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Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:23 am

www.bombardier.com has a press release saying that ALMA de Mexico has ordered two CRJ900.

Cool, one more airline that goes for my favourite aircraft  Smile

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?
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:13 am

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...

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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:25 am

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?
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:13 am

Good news for Alma ! As much as i like their service and prices, i hate CRJ200's, i hope in the future they will acquire more CRJ900's. A great airline now with a great plane!
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:47 am

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
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:39 am

Quoting Fyano773 (Reply 1):

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!

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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:20 am

Quoting MX77W (Reply 6):
Who is ordering the E190? Did 5D finally decide, I probably missed it!

Yes: AeroMexico Lease E190 Through Gecas (by Jimyvr Jun 20 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:34 am

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????
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:16 pm

Thanks Fyano! I must have missed that one!  Wink

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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:12 pm

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.
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:40 pm

Go Alma!!!! Good news... another aircraft type for Mexico. Finally CRJ's arrived. AFAIK, ALMA will go for 2 more in the short term... they want a fleet of 8 to 10 CRJ900s!!

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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:56 pm

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 11):
they want a fleet of 8 to 10 CRJ900s

Pluna has 8 on order. The CRJ900 starting to break into the Latin market
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:18 am

Now if only JP would order some crj900s, would help with reliability, frequency.
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting Frontierflyer (Reply 13):
Now if only JP would order some crj900s, would help with reliability, frequency

The computer mouse marker shows JP as Adria Airways, and they already have two CRJ900...

Is JP the code for a US carrier as well?

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 11):
ALMA will go for 2 more in the short term... they want a fleet of 8 to 10 CRJ900s!!

Great! The more the merrier  Smile
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:15 am

oops I meant JR Sorry.
 
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:57 am

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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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:16 am

Quoting Frontierflyer (Reply 15):
oops I meant JR Sorry.

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.
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:54 am

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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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:14 pm

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  Wink
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RE: Alma De Mexico Buys CRJ900

Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:44 am

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 19):
... perhaps size matters after all

I guess it does.......back in May while climbing out of NRT on AM's 777 bound for TIJ that plane shook like crazy, I could see the wing and engine each dancing to a different tune.
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