A subsidiary of Chorus Aviation has finalized a
firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for nine CRJ900 aircraft.

The aircraft will be operated by Jazz Aviation
LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, under the Air Canada Express
banner, making them the first Canadian operator of the new
Atmosphere cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

Based on the CRJ900’s list price,
the order is valued at approximately US$437 million.


Air Canada Express CRJ900. Click to enlarge.

“We are
delighted that Chorus and Jazz have chosen Bombardier products for
the growth and renewal of their fleet. It reaffirms their
confidence in the value that the CRJ Series provides to airlines,”
said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The
CRJ900 aircraft is ideally suited to growing markets and is
recognized for its superior performance, economics and passenger
comfort.”

Jazz, under the Air Canada
Express brand, will operate the CRJ900 in a dual-class cabin
configuration with 76 seats. The airline intends to take delivery
of their first aircraft in the first half of
2020.

“The addition of these new CRJ900 aircraft is part of
the ongoing modernization of our Jazz fleet,” said Joseph Randell,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus. “These aircraft
provide unit operating costs that are amongst the lowest of any
regional aircraft, allowing us to more effectively compete while
addressing changing market demand.”

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