Posted on: 14 July 2014 by Mark Howells
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Kazakhstan’s Bek Air have signed an agreement for the airline to take delivery of seven Sukhoi Superjet 100s .
The long-range SSJ100s will be in full economy configuration with a capacity of 103 seats. Three aircraft will be delivered in 2015 and four in 2016.
The agreement was signed by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s president Andrey Kalinovsky and the chairman of Bek Air Nurlan Zhumasultanov. The deal opens up new prospects for SSJ100 operations within the Eurasian Economic Union, which was founded in May 2014 by the heads of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Bek Air currently flies 14 routes in Kazakhstan carrying up to 500 000 passengers annually. With its new aircraft, the airline expects to expand its route network in Kazakhstan, as well as establishing new routes to Russia, Asia and the Middle East.