Mongolia’s Eznis Airways has purchased two Avro RJ85 regional jetliners from BAE Systems. The first aircraft has just been delivered and will enter service later this month, while the second aircraft
will follow in July. Both aircraft will seat 93 passengers in a six-abreast economy class
configuration. Both aircraft are also equipped with the BAE Systems’ unpaved runway protection kit that allows operations from non-tarmac runways.
The additional capacity, over the airline’s existing fleet of four 34-seat Saab 340B turboprops, will allow Eznis to expand operations by increasing capacity on existing routes and possibly flying to new international destinations.
Chief Executive Officer of Eznis Airways, S. Munkhsukh said; “Deliveries of the Avro RJ85s will be another important step towards our aim to be the number one choice for regional air service in North Central Asia, by connecting Mongolia to nearby international markets. The Avro RJ85 is a four-engined jet aircraft that provides reliable, safe and distinctive performance. Moreover, it is the only jet-engined aircraft for operation on gravel runways, which is ideal for the conditions of our country. The arrival of this aircraft will be an important event not only in the history of our airline, but for Mongolia’s aviation industry.”
Presently Eznis Airways covers 14 domestic scheduled and charter destinations, as well as two short-haul international routes to Hailar in China’s Inner Mongolia region and Ulan-Ude in Russia.