Interjet keen on A320neo, likely to firm up Superjet options

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Mexican carrier Interjet has expressed interest in the Airbus A320neo and is likely to convert its existing Sukhoi Superjet 100 options into firm orders.

The airline's CEO Jose Garza told FlightglobalPro that the carrier is keen on "some A320neos" and "most likely the (Superjet 100) options will be converted into firm [orders]".

Interjet has eight A320s to be delivered from a previous order. Four of these will be delivered in 2012 and the remaining four in 2013.

The carrier also has a firm order for 15 Superjet 100s, with five options that Garza said will likely be firmed up.

Interjet plans to use the Superjet 100s to enter mid-density domestic markets "where we cannot make a profitable operation with our A320", said Garza. "When we receive the Superjet 100 aircraft, we'll be able to enter aggressively into these domestic markets," he added.