Kenya Airways interested in acquiring Bombardier CSeries for short-haul flights
June 4, 2018
Kenya Airways is interested in the Bombardier CSeries or Embraer’s E2 jet for a short-haul order of 15-20 aircraft, with a decision possibly coming at the end of this year, according to a Reuters report.
“The performance of the CSeries has to be studied,” Kenya Airways’ chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz reportedly said on the sidelines of the annual IATA airlines meeting in Sydney, adding he had been inspired by Air Baltic’s order of up to 60 CS300 jets.
Mikosz said that one of the issues was the availability in Africa of maintenance for the CSeries, but that with EgyptAir having placed an order and Ethiopian Airlines studying the jet, that could change the case.
Bombardier is expected to close within days a deal to sell control of the CSeries program to Europe’s Airbus.