Atlasjet Orders Bombardier CS300

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Atlasjet (Turkey) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 10 CS300 and take options on a further five CS300 aircraft.

Founded in 2001, Atlasjet operates 17 aircraft on domestic and international routes with scheduled and charter services. Atlasjet operates domestic scheduled passenger services and regular charter flights to cities across Europe, Kazakhstan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Operating from its main base at Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul, the airline also has hubs at Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir and Antalya Airport.

Bombardier forecasts that Turkey will play a key role in the transformation of the aviation industry in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Carriers in the region, especially in Turkey and the Middle East, have consistently reported increased annual revenues and capacity growth.

Atlasjet Bombardier CS300

Bombardier has booked firm orders for 133 CSeries airliners from Republic Airways (40 CS300 aircraft), Lufthansa (30 CS100 aircraft), Lease Corporation International Group (17 CS300 and three CS100 aircraft), Korean Air (10 CS300 aircraft), Braathens Aviation (five CS100 and five CS300 aircraft), an unidentified major network carrier (10 CS100 aircraft), an unidentified European customer (10 CS100 aircraft) and a well-established, unidentified airline (three CS100 aircraft). The CSeries aircraft program has also booked options for 119 aircraft and purchase rights for 10 aircraft from these customers, as well as an LOI for up to 30 CSeries aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Co.

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