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In addition to using the SSJ100 on its own services, the Irish airline also operates the aircraft on wet lease services on behalf of other airlines, providing the aircraft, crews and maintenance services to airline clients.

The latest aircraft, registered EI-FWE, will be operated by CityJet on behalf of Brussels Airlines as part of a wet-lease agreement. This will be the third aircraft of this type operating for the Belgian airline.

The CityJet aircraft are delivered in a 98-seat configuration with an exclusive Pininfarina interior, developed by the Italian design company. The SSJ100 features five-abreast seating with a 32 inch seat pitch.

Vladislav Masalov, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft President, said: “After performing its initial commercial flight on SSJ100 in June 2016, CityJet became the first European operator of this aircraft type. We are delighted to see another Sukhoi Superjet 100 to join the airline’s fleet, and we have plans to deliver three additional SSJ100 by the end of 2017, supporting CityJet plans for development”.