Aeroflot Expands Fleet With New 777-300ER and SSJ-100

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER, the fifth of an order for sixteen of the aircraft, and its fifth full-specification Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100). The 777-300ER has been named in honour of Russian author Alexander Kuprin, and the SSJ-100 in honour of Pavel Mikhaylov, one of the great figures in the history of Russian aviation. Both aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturers.

The SSJ-100 (registration number RA-89023) has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease from VEB Leasing. The aircraft can accommodate 87 passengers in a spacious two-class configuration (12 seats in business and 75 in economy), and has a range of 2,400 km.

The 777-300ER is configured in a three-class arrangement, with business-, economy- and comfort-class salons. Aeroflot’s comfort class has been designed with a focus on price and quality, and includes a number of attractive features such as increased leg room, an upgraded on-board menu, additional baggage room and more Aeroflot Bonus reward miles. On Aeroflot’s winter timetable the new 777-300ER will fly on routes to Sochi, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Phuket.

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Features of the 777-300ER include excellent fuel efficiency, a spacious cabin, extended range and high level of reliability. It can accommodate up to 550 passengers – more than any other twin-engine long-haul aircraft. Boeing’s spacious Signature Interior includes large overhead compartments and has deservedly won popularity among passengers. New aircraft are also equipped with Boeing’s Airplane Health Management system.

The SSJ-100 is a next-generation regional jet developed and produced by Sukhoi Company in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica. The SSJ-100 made its first flight on 19 May 2008, and received certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in January 2011.

The two new aircraft form part of Aeroflot’s strategy to expand its route network. By renewing and expanding its fleet, Aeroflot can provide a high level of flight reliability, improve product quality and enter new markets.

Source: Aeroflot
Date: Feb 3, 2014