Adria Airways has announced it has cancelled the lease of 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s.
Sukhoi issued this statement:
In response to the Adria Airways’ release about cancelling the SSJ100 order for its fleet, the manufacturer of the type of the aircraft states the following:
In November 2018 there was a preliminary agreement achieved about the delivery of 15 aircraft to Adria Airways in 2019. The Agreement was supposed to be transferred to the firm order.
The institutions that were to provide the financing, after consideration the Adria Airways financial report for 2018, recommended SCAC to cancel the deal in order to factor out the losses. The recommendations were accepted and the work was stopped.
The delivery of the aircraft is impossible without the firm order.