5 OCTOBER 2015


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Article from BTNews 5 OCTOBER 2015

CityJet lands SAS contract

A major wet-lease contract has been awarded to Irish carrier CityJet by Scandinavian Airlines to operate a network of regional routes from Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm from next March.

CityJet will run the services using eight new aircraft, with an option to increase to 14 in 2017. The company is to acquire eight 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, major components of which are manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast.

The fleet will be operated exclusively on behalf of SAS, with all aircraft in SAS colours and crewed by CityJet staff. The potential total value of the aircraft order is more than US$650m.

Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman of CityJet, said the SAS contract had "immense strategic significance" for CityJet’s growth and development, strengthening its market position across Europe and facilitating ongoing investment and growth.

"Securing this contract with SAS is a major vote of confidence in our team and in our expertise, and will help support future business expansion," he added.

Since becoming independent last year, CityJet has seen continual growth across its network, and will carry over two million passengers this year on its scheduled services, charter services, and a Paris-based wet-lease programme for Air France. www.cityjet.com

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