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Adria Airways adds CRJ900 to its fleet

Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways has announced that it has expanded its number of aircraft

Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways has announced that it has expanded its number of aircraft by adding a Canadair Regional Jet CRJ900 to its fleet.

A crew from the airline took delivery of the aircraft in Canada before flying back to its hub at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport.

Commenting on the addition to the fleet, Tadej Tufek, Adria management board chairman, said: "’With this new 86-seater, which is identical to the aircraft we took delivery of just before the New Year, we have chosen to add another modern aircraft to our fleet, an aircraft that protects the environment in terms of emissions and noise, while at the same time providing lower fuel consumption and greater passenger comfort."

The CRJ900 will be operated by four crew members, while any maintenance work will be undertaken at Adria’s own service centre.

Adria announced in December that its passenger numbers had increased by 16 percent in the first 11 months of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007.

It also operated a total of 15 percent more flights during the period – 16 percent more scheduled flights and 11 percent more chartered services.

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