Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot has received yet another narrowbody Boeing 737-800 jet. The aircraft was delivered directly from the manufacturer, according to the airline.
The new aircraft, with registration number VP-BMO, first took flight in July of this year. According to Flightradar 24, it was delivered to Moscow on August 2 and was put into passenger service on August 8 with a flight from Moscow to Abakan, Eastern Siberia.
The leasing provider for the 737-800 is still not known, however, Aeroflot receives such aircraft as part of a contract with the local lessor Avia Capital Services for 50 737NGs.
As with other 737-800s in Aeroflot’s fleet, the new aircraft is equipped with 158 seats; 20 business class and 138 in coach. It has been fitted with CFM International CFM56-7 engines.
As of June 1, Aeroflot operated 26 Boeing 737-800s, making the new delivery the 27th, if the carrier has not phased out any. The latest information sets the airline’s fleet at 198 aircraft, which includes Airbus A320/A321s, regional Sukhoi Superjet100s, and widebody Boeing 777s and A330s.
Aeroflot announced that it plans to receive 59 aircraft this year, of which 17 (including VP-BMO) have already been delivered to the airline.
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