Estonian Air’s second new aircraft starts regular flights
The second CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, which was recently delivered from Canada, makes its first scheduled flight today. The aircraft, with registration number ES-ACC, will make its first flight on the Tallinn-Copenhagen route, with departure from Tallinn at 12:55 and from Copenhagen at 15:00 local time.
According to Maido Veebel, the Flight Director of Estonian Air, the first regular flights are made under guidance of the Canadian aircraft manufacturer’s instructors, in order to help Estonian Air pilots to learn more about the new airplane.
The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft has a cabin configuration of 88 seats. The new aircraft is going to serve mainly Estonian Air’s shorter and high-demand business routes, like Stockholm, Moscow and Brussels. In parallel Estonian Air continues to use Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 aircraft with cabin configurations of 118 and 142 seats.
Altogether Estonian Air ordered three new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, two of them were delivered to Estonia at the end of January, the third will be delivered in 2012.