April 9, 2012 Moscow
Aeroflot Russian Airlines puts its seventh Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) in operation. The first revenue flight of the airliner, named after the famous Aeroflot pilot Georgy Benkunsky, will be performed soon.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95016 (registered number RA-89008) 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 seven SSJ100 aircraft serving routes from Moscow to 14 Russian cities as well as to Minsk, Donetsk, Budapest, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. Aeroflot operations confirm that the aircraft perfectly match their requirements in terms of high frequency departures on regional routes.