Rossiya Airlines takes delivery of a new Boeing 737

All previous Boeings were transferred to Rossiya's fleet from OrenAir within the merger deal All previous Boeings were transferred to Rossiya's fleet from OrenAir within the merger deal (Photo by Leonid Faerberg / transport-photo.com)

Rossiya Airlines, a part of Aeroflot Group, took delivery of a new narrow-body Boeing 737-800 direct from the manufacturer. This is the first factory-new aircraft received by Rossiya since its merger with two other Aeroflot subsidiaries, Donavia and Orenair, which completed in April this year. All previously delivered Boeing 737-300s were transferred to Rossiya’s fleet from OrenAir.

The new aircraft, with tail number VP-BGQ, was produced in September of this year, and is fitted with 189 seats arranged in a single-class configuration, the same as most of such aircraft in Rossiya’s fleet. The interior aboard the aircraft is a modern Boeing Sky Interior.

According to information from open sources, the lessor of the new aircraft is Avia Capital Services, a part of Rostec corporation. This same lessor has agreed with Aeroflot on the delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-800s and -900ERs.

With the delivery of the Boeing 737-800, Rossiya’s fleet of this type of aircraft increased to 16. The carrier also operates 32 Airbus A320s, 5 Boeing 777s and 6 Boeing 747s.

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