Adria Airways cancels Sukhoi SuperJet order

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 3, 2019 14:29

Adria Airways cancels Sukhoi SuperJet order

Adria Airways has opted to cancel the Memorandum of Understanding its signed in November 2018 with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) regarding the long term lease of 15 SuperJet 100s. The airline says that it has not been able to “finalise the contractual clauses with the Russian side” adding that Adria had “growing concerns … about SCAC´s commitment to a fair and stable long-term partnership as well as lacking common vision of further strategic development of the company”.

“We are naturally disappointed that the collaboration with Sukhoi did not reach a successful conclusion, but the partnership was only viable if given objectives set by the strategic business plan were attainable. Unfortunately in this case, we did not think this is possible,” said Holger Kowarsch, the Managing Director of Adria Airways.

Adria says that it will continue to focus on its existing business – providing scheduled flights from Slovenia as well as its ACMI business – and will retain the current structure of its fleet.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 3, 2019 14:29