Posted on: 15 June 2015 by Mark Howells
Yakutia Airlines, based in Russia, has signed a firm order with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) for three long range Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100 LR) aircraft configured with 93 seats in economy and 8 seats in business class.
The three new aircraft, which are due to be delivered in 2017, will complement Yakutia Airlines’ existing two SSJ100s, which have been operating onboth domestic and international routes since 2013 and have racked up 8,000 flight hours in total.
“After more than two years of SSJ100 service in the extreme climatic conditions of the northern region, and constant co-operation with the manufacturer leading to mutual proposals for improving the operation of the aircraft, Yakutia Airlines management and specialists recognises the Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a promising aircraft for the development of the airline’s fleet,” statedOlga Fedorova, director general of Yakutia Airlines.
Ilya Tarasenko, president of SCAC, added, "Entry into service of three more SSJ100 aircraft will allow the company not only to upgrade the fleet and expand the route network, but also to reduce the financial risks related to lease payments due to a fixed rate in Russian roubles."
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