Second Interjet Superjet departs on delivery flight

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Mexican carrier Interjet's second Sukhoi Superjet 100 has departed Venice for delivery to Toluca, 11 days after the first arrived at the carrier's base.

Aircraft 95024 is to operate to Reykjavik then stop in Goose Bay and Bangor - the same ferry route followed by its predecessor.

The first aircraft had originally been scheduled to land at Washington DC and San Antonio before arriving in Toluca.

But Superjet International says these two stops will be skipped. It says this omission demonstrates the 93-seat aircraft's "outstanding performance on longer-range routes".

Two Interjet pilots and a representative of Superjet International's training centre are on board the second aircraft.

Superjet International chief Nazario Cauceglia says a third twinjet is being customised at its Venice facility and five more will be completed by the end of the year.