Cityjet Superjet in Brussels Airlines livery lands at Brussels Airport

Sukhoi SSJ-100 Superjet Cityjet/Brussels Airlines Photo by Bram Botterman

On March 25, Cityjet Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registered as EI-FWD landed on runway 01 at Brussels Airport (BRU). Starting the next day it will start operating for Brussels Airlines.

Implementing Superjet is a part of a long term plans by Brussels Airlines to streamline its fleet. Three Superjets in total will be wet-leased from the Irish carrier Cityjet. Airplanes will be operated by the Cityjet crew. Three SSJ-100’s are leased for the period of two years and are planned as a transition from Avro RJ100’s to A320’s, which will eventually replace Jumbolinos. Two Superjets will be introduced simultaneously in March and April, until May when all three aircraft will be embedded into Brussels Airlines’ fleet. The same month the company will continue to phase out RJ100’s which are planned to be removed from scheduled service by October 2017.

Superjets will enter service today serving various European destinations. Among planned routes are the ones flying to Basel, Berlin-Tegel, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Krakow, Milan Linate, Milan (both Linate and Malpensa), Nice, Prague, Venice, Vienna, and Warsaw.

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