CityJet’s new Superjet SSJ100 will be on display at the Farnborough International Air Show near London this week.
The aircraft, which flew the Republic of Ireland soccer team to the Euro 2016 championships, will be on static display until Wednesday and used by Superjet to promote sales of this new 98-seat regional jet as well as to demonstrate to potential wet lease and charter customers for CityJet.
CityJet’s Executive Chairman Pat Byrne commented: “Since receiving our first Superjet in June, we have enjoyed very positive feedback from passengers and indeed our crews about the aircraft, in particular the comfort of the interior. Having it on display at Farnborough allows us to showcase this fantastic aircraft to our industry colleagues and presents an excellent opportunity for CityJet to promote its wet lease and charter business”.
Cityjet now has two of its order for 15 Superjets in service on both charter and scheduled services. On Tuesday, June 28th, it operated the first scheduled service of a European Superjet on its Cork to La Rochelle route and is also using the aircraft extensively on charter services, including pilgrimage services to Lourdes.
The twin-engine 98-seat Superjet SSJ100 is a joint venture between Aermacchi Alenia, part of the Italian Finnmeccannica Group, and Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corporation. CityJet’s aircraft offer 32″ seat pitch in Muirhead leather with a spacious cabin height of over 2m.