Lufthansa orders 15 Bombardier jets

Lufthansa has signed a firm order for 15 CRJ900 regional jets. The German airline has also taken purchase rights on 15 additional aircraft. The value of the firm orders, based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, is approximately $584 million US.

Lufthansa stated in its April 17, 2007 press release, that the new CRJ900 aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional fleet deployed on its European routes and for feeder flights. The airline also stated that the CRJ900 aircraft is highly fuel efficient and has low noise and emission levels, giving it high “environmental compatibility and ecological efficiency.”

“Lufthansa’s follow-on order for the CRJ900 airliner is further evidence of the esteem in which the aircraft is held by its operators,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “Twelve airlines around the world have ordered the CRJ900 regional jet to meet their requirements for 90-seat aircraft. This is a testament to the aircraft’s reliability, economy of operation and passenger comfort.”

The order announced today increases to 109 the number of firm orders placed by Lufthansa and its regional partners for Bombardier CRJ aircraft. These orders include 62 50-seat CRJ100 and CRJ200, 20 70-seat CRJ700 and 27 90-seat CRJ900 aircraft.

One hundred and ninety-six CRJ900 aircraft have now been ordered by, or are in service with Adria Airways, Air Nostrum, Air One, Arik Air, Atlasjet Airlines, Delta Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine, MAT Macedonian Airlines, Mesa Air Group,, Northwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Tatarstan Airlines.