Slovenian national carrier Adria Airways has announced that it has added a third Canadair Regional Jet CRJ900 to its fleet of aircraft.
The new aircraft was delivered on December 29th and will help the airline fill the gap between the large Airbus airliners and its smaller 48-seat aircraft.
Flight passengers will benefit from more comfortable seats and a better view from the windows, as well as increased space for baggage.
Commenting on the new aircraft, Adria chairman Tadei Tufek said that the new addition was economical because fuel consumption was "significantly lower" than the permitted international limits.
"For the sake of comparison I should point out that the only other aircraft to achieve such exceptionally low fuel consumption figures are wide-bodied aircraft on transoceanic flights, in other words over significantly greater distances," he said.
There are now 14 aircraft in Adria’s fleet, with the airline expecting delivery of a further CRJ900 in the coming weeks.
Adria announced last month that it had carried 1,231,531 passengers in the first 11 months of 2008.