Aeroflot’s latest Airbus A320 arrives in Moscow
Aeroflot has continued its plans to increase available capacity for the upcoming summer season with the addition of another narrow-body aircraft: a new Airbus A320, which arrived at the airline’s Moscow Sheremetyevo base airport on April 16th.
The latest A320-200 (construction number MSN 8201) is the 115th of the Airbus A320 family in Aeroflot’s fleet and has already entered commercial operations, performing a domestic flight.
The aircraft (tail number VP-BIJ) has been taken on a 12-year operating lease from lessor AviaAM Financial Leasing China (a joint-venture of Lithuanian AviaAM Leasing and HNCA, the Chinese Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company) and thus far is the 12th aircraft of the A320 family leased from the joint venture to the Russian national carrier.
The new aircraft, which has a two-class layout offering eight seats in the business class cabin and 150 in economy, is powered by CFM International CFM56-5B4/P engines and is equipped with large, fuel-efficient wingtips, known as sharklets.
Aeroflot’s previously-delivered new narrow-body, a Boeing 737-800, its 39th of the type, started revenue service at the end of last week.
As of April 1, there were 232 aircraft in the Aeroflot fleet.
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