Aeroflot receives Boeing 737 and Airbus A320

Russia's flagship carrier is steadily refreshing its fleet with factory-new Boeing 737NGs Russia's flagship carrier is steadily refreshing its fleet with factory-new Boeing 737NGs (Photo by Aeroflot)

Russia’s flagship carrier has taken delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800, the 19th in its fleet. The narrow-body aircraft with tail number VP-BGI, was delivered straight from the manufacturer. One more factory-new aircraft received by Aeroflot this week is an Airbus A320, tail number VP-BAD.

The new Boeing aircraft has been fitted out with 158 seats – 20 in business class and 138 in economy. This aircraft is the fourth of such delivered to Aeroflot so far this year. The previous one out of the batch, according to open sources, entered service with Aeroflot in June.

The Airbus takes 158 passengers and has a double-class configuration with 8 seats in business and 150 in economy class.

Last week four Airbus A321s entered service with Aeroflot. These aircraft have tail numbers VP-BAE, VP-BKI, VP-BJX and VP-BEW.

Taking into account this new delivery, Aeroflot’s fleet now consists of 178 aircraft: 19 Boeing 737s, 68 Airbus A320s, 26 A321s, 22 A330s, 14 Boeing 777s and 29 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ 100).

For the first six months of 2016, Aeroflot’s number of passengers served increased 12.2%, to 13.438 million people. The airline’s growth is contrasted by the general backdrop on the Russian air travel market.

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