The aircraft will initially serve Ulaangom and Khovd four times on a weekly basis. The 93 seat Avro RJ 85 provides ample room for carry-on luggage, as well as safely operates on gravel and short runways. Additionally, the four jet engines permit fast and quiet travel, allowing for a reliable, safe and comfortable onboard experience.
“We’re very proud to introduce the Avro RJ 85 to the Mongolian skies. The four-engine plane will be the first jet aircraft to fly scheduled flights domestically within Mongolia on a year round basis, offering our customers the opportunity to reach their destination faster while flying comfortably in a spacious cabin. Eznis Airways aims to be the No. 1 choice for regional air service in North Central Asia, and the arrival of the Avro RJ 85 is yet another important step in this direction,” stated Chief Executive Officer of Eznis Airways, S.Munkhsukh
Eznis Airways’ new Avro RJ 85 jet plane will fly a crew of officials, celebrities and media to commemorate the opening of the new Deglii Tsagaan airport in Turgen soum, Uvs province on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Then, beginning from July 1, 2011, the Avro RJ 85 will operate scheduled services from Ulaanbaatar, connecting Ulaangom and Khovd to the capital, as well as to each other. Additionally, the plane will be used by mining companies for charter flights to mining sites.
Thus, within the first week of its arrival, the Avro RJ 85 will transport VIPs, mining clients, as well as the general public, further adding to the growth of Mongolia’s economy by enhancing the country’s air transportation links. The aircraft was financed by Khan Bank, illustrating the cooperation of Mongolian based companies working collaboratively to further invest in Mongolia’s development.
The Avro RJ is built by BAE Systems with advanced technology, and is widely used by leading European airlines, such as Swiss International Airlines and Luftansa. To ensure the highest standard of maintenance and technical services for the Avro RJ, Eznis Airways has partnered with Lufthansa Technik Switzerland. Lufthansa Technik is also providing world-class technical training for Eznis engineers and technicians that will lead in-house maintenance services.
About Eznis Airways
Eznis Airways is the leading Mongolian domestic airline with the largest network of domestic destinations within Mongolia, and highest flight frequency on these routes. The airline was established in 2006 by Newcom Group, one of the largest Mongolian investment groups. The airline operates domestic scheduled and charter flights to 14 destinations in 10 aimags of Mongolia including Bayankhongor, Bayan-Ulgii, Dornod, Gobi-Altai, Khovd, Khuvsgul, Umnugobi, Uvurkhangai, Uvs, and Zavkhan, and operates international scheduled service to Hailar in China's Inner Mongolia region and Ulan-Ude in Russian Federation's Buryat Republic, and charter services to points in China, Russia and Kazakhstan.