London-based start-up carrier Odyssey Airlines confirmed a $628 million order for 10 Bombardier CS100 aircraft on the first day of the Paris Air Show, an order that was originally placed in 2011.
(Odyssey Airlines CS100. Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.)
The airline is looking to use the CS100 to destinations that cannot currently be serviced from London City on non-stop all-business class flights.
“We are launching Odyssey Airlines with the CS100 aircraft because its transcontinental range will allow us to connect key city airports with stringent performance and environmental requirements both in Europe and further afield,” said Adam D. Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Odyssey Airlines.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker also told reporters at the Paris Air Show that his airline is interested in purchasing the CSeries, but is waiting "to see them fly at the end of the month and see how many orders they get."
Bombardier expects to conduct the first CSeries flight later this month, with entry into service planned for 2014.