Malmo Aviation owner Per Braathen says the airline plans to operate the CSeries from Stockholm Bromma city airport, and use the aircraft’s long range on charter services for tour operators when not flying scheduled services at peak times.
Malmo has five CS100s and five CS300 on firm order.
Gauss says AirBaltic’s 160-seat CS300s will replace the airline’s Boeing 737 Classics and provide increased capacity. “If these 10 aircraft could join our fleet this year, they would save us some $30 million,” he says, describing the CSeries and Q400 as “a perfect combination.”
Canada’s Porter Airlines, if it can gain approval to operate jets from Toronto’s downtown city airport, plans to fly the 12 CS100s on conditional order to transcontinental destinations including Vancouver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, says CEO Robert Deluce.
U.K. start-up Odyssey Airlines plans to fly the 10 CS100s it has on order from London City Airport and other “difficult and restricted, primarily city airports” in Europe and elsewhere, says CEO Adam Scott.