China Express Airlines orders six Bombardier CRJ900s

China Express Airlines (Giuyang) has been identified by Bombardier as the undisclosed Chinese customer in the previously announced CRJ900 NextGen transaction of October 26, 2011. The conditional order for six (6) CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional five (5) CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will build upon China Express’ existing fleet of CRJ200 aircraft, serving to further enhance the airline’s regional network.

China Express is China’s first private regional airline based in Guiyang, Guizhou and currently provides regional passenger services with its fleet of five (5) Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

The airline was established in May 2006  with operations commencing in September 2006. The airline is owned by Cathay Fortune (40%), High Zero (25%), Tampines International (24%) and others (11%).

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