Aeroflot takes delivery of its 24th Boeing 737-800

Aeroflot has a total of 60 737NGs on order Another of the airline's factory-new Boeing narrowbodies has arrived at Sheremetyevo (Leonid Faerberg / transport-photo.com)

A Boeing 737-800 narrowbody, tail number VP-BML, landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on April 11. The airliner, which arrived straight from the manufacturer’s production facility, is intended for Russia’s largest carrier Aeroflot. It will become the 24th of the type in the airline’s fleet.

The Russian flag carrier is boosting capacity in advance for the high summer season. The latest delivery was preceded by two others less than two weeks before (on March 29 and 31).

No information is available on the newly delivered aircraft’s cabin configuration. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800s are normally fitted with 158 seats, 20 in business and 138 in economy.

The airline has ongoing 737NG contracts with two lessors: Avia Capital Services (for 50 airframes) and SB Leasing Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of Sberbank Leasing (10 airframes).

Aeroflot also operates Airbus A320/A321 narrowbodies, A330 and Boeing 777 widebodies, and Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jets.

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