Italy’s Air One buys six Bombardier jets

Air One of Rome, Italy, has signed a contract to acquire six 90-passenger Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. Air One has also taken options on four additional CRJ900 aircraft.

The list price value for the aircraft on firm order is approximately $215 million US.

“We welcome Air One as a new CRJ900 operator,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “The CRJ900 jet has excellent performance and passenger comfort and has the best operating economics in its class. In addition, the CRJ900 aircraft is very friendly to the environment with noise and smoke emissions well below those permitted by international agreement.”

Air One joins partner airline Lufthansa, Air Nostrum and Atlasjet as European customers for the CRJ900 regional jet. Air One is Italy’s second-largest airline and recently placed an order for 30 Airbus A320 aircraft to replace the 30 Boeing 737 currently in service with the airline. It also operates Air One Executive, a charter airline.