Interjet (4O, Toluca) is nearing a deal for twelve A220s to replace its mostly grounded fleet of SSJ 100/95s, Reuters has reported citing industry sources.

Neither the carrier nor the manufacturer commented on the report but Interjet told Mexican aviation website EnElAire that a formal statement is to be expected.

With twenty-one SSJ 100/95s in its fleet, Interjet is the second-largest operator of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft regional jet globally after Aeroflot, and also one of only two operators outside of Russia and the CIS countries (the other one being the Royal Thai Air Force with three aircraft). Interjet has been struggling with the reliability of the SSJs for a long time. Currently, only four units are active. The Mexican carrier recently decided to sell its entire fleet of SSJs.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the remainder of Interjet's fleet is based on Airbus aircraft. The airline operates forty-five A320-200s, five A320-200neo, six A321-200s, and eight A321-200neo.