In March 2011, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Lao Central signed a contract for three SSJ100 with an option for six aircraft of this type in a 93 seats two-class configuration. In December 2012 the SSJ100 achieved the Type Certificate by the Laos Civil Aviation Authority, confirming the full compliance of the aircraft with the certification requirements of Laos and allowing the export and the operations in the country.
SCAC President Andrey Kalinovsky said: “The delivery to Lao Central represents the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 to be operated in Southeast Asia. Lao Central airline will take advantage of the significant performance of the SSJ100 while their passengers will enjoy the superior comfort of the aircraft cabin”.
Lao Central is planning to operate the Sukhoi Superjet 100 both in domestic and international routes from Laos to Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Ming, Singapore and other destinations in Southeast Asia.
Source: Superjet International
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