Posted on: 20 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has delivered Red Wings’ first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) and ferried the aircraft from its delivery centre to Domodedovo International Airport where the airline has its home base.
Red Wings will put the aircraft into operations on flights from Moscow to Makhachkala and Grozny in the south of Russia. Other destinations set to receive SSJ100 service include Ufa, Sochi and Mineralnye Vody.
SCAC and Red Wings signed an agreement in October 2014 for the airline Red Wings to lease three SSJ100s, each for three years with possible extensions. The SSJ100s being delivered to Red Wings are in a 93-seat two-class cabin configuration.
Founded in 1999, Red Wings Airlines performs scheduled and charter domestic and international flights and carried more than 1 million passengers in 2014.
Photo: Nikolay Krasnov