On May 08, 2017 Irish regional airline CityJet took delivery of their fifth SSJ100 under a contract for fifteen Sukhoi Superjet 100 signed in October 2015.
In addition to using the SSJ100 on its own services, CityJet also operates the aircraft on wet lease services on behalf of other airlines, where it provides the aircraft, crews and maintenance services for customer airlines. The latest aircraft, registered EI-FWE, will be operated by CityJet on behalf of Brussels Airlines as part of a wet lease agreement and will become the third aircraft of this type in Belgian airline’s fleet.
The CityJet aircraft are delivered in 98-seat configuration with an exclusive Pininfarina interior developed by the Italian design-bureau. The SSJ100 features five-abreast seating with a 32 inch seat pitch and the passenger cabin’s height of more than 2 meters to provide comfort on the flight.
“After performing its first commercial flight on SSJ100 in June 2016, CityJet became the first European operator of this aircraft type. We are delighted to see another Sukhoi Superjet 100 to join the airline’s fleet and we are planning to deliver three SSJ100 more by the end of 2017 to support CityJet plans for development”, said Vladislav Masalov, SCAC President.
Currently the SSJ100, as part of CityJet cooperation with Brussels Airlines, operate scheduled services to several European capitals and regions.