Aeroflot Puts its 5th Sukhoi Superjet 100 Aircraft in Operation

Aeroflot Russian Airlines puts its fifth Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) in operation. The first revenue flight of the airliner, named after the famous Aeroflot pilot Dmitry Barilov, will be performed soon.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95015 (registered number RA-89007) was delivered to Aeroflot under contract with the VEB-Leasing JSC on financial lease (leasing). The delivered aircraft is designed to carry 87 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout (12 - business class and 75 - in economy class).

Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ100 aircraft in total.

“We are very pleased that our SSJ100 aircraft is becoming an important part of the Aeroflot’s fleet. We will do our best to make sure that the SSJ100 continues to meet the expectations of the airline”, noted Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.

Aeroflot currently operates five SSJ100 aircraft serving routes from Moscow to ten Russian cities as well as to Minsk, Budapest and Oslo. Aeroflot operations confirm that the aircraft perfectly match their requirements in terms of high frequency departures on regional routes.

Source: Sukhoi
Date: Jan 28, 2012