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Adria Airways tentatively orders 15 Superjets

November 26, 2018 / MICHAEL GUBISCH

Adria Airways has signed a letter of intent to lease 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s which will be maintained through a proposed joint venture MRO operation based in Ljubljana. The Slovenian airline says the jets will be delivered from the beginning of 2019 under a long-term lease agreement. Adria chief executive Holger Kowarsch states that the Superjet’s introduction will totally support the airline’s development strategy. He says that the carrier has evaluated the Superjet since 2016 and concluding that all the technical and operational characteristics of the aircraft would suit best for our strategic goals. Introduction of the type will enable Adria to use more of its Airbus A139s and Bombardier CRJ jets for wet-lease operations, Kowarsch adds.