Lufthansa CityLine considers ordering CRJ 700, may replace Avro RJ85s

Lufthansa’s regional subsidiary CityLine is considering ordering a large number of 70-seat Canadair Regional Jet 700s. If ordered, the CRJ 700s would supplement the airline’s fleet of 31 smaller CRJ 100s. They may also replace the airline’s fleet of 17 Avro RJ85s (with one more still on order), given the advantages of operating a homogeneous fleet. However, the BAe 146/Avro RJ is the only jet allowed to operate into several of CityLine’s destinations, such as London City and Firenze, so the airline may need to retain at least some RJs in its fleet.

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