Aeroflot puts its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in operation
Aeroflot Russian Airlines puts its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) in operation. The airliner, named after the famous Aeroflot pilot Ivan Orlovets, performed its first scheduled flight SU713/714 on route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95011 was delivered to Aeroflot under contract with the VEB-Leasing JSC on financial lease. The delivered aircraft is designed to carry 87 passengers in a two-class layout (12 – business class and 75 – in economy class).
Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ100 aircraft in total. “We are pleased that the intensive operation of the SSJ100 by Aeroflot confirms the superior operational performance of our aircraft. This was achieved due to the efficient activity of Aeroflot flight and technical staff, as well as the proper support by our company and our partner SuperJet International. We see that the SSJ100 is becoming an excellent tool for the development of the Aeroflot regional network. We will do our best to make sure that the growing fleet of SSJ100 meets the expectations of the airline”, noted Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.
Aeroflot currently operates three SSJ100 aircraft serving routes from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Kazan and Minsk. In the mid of November these aircraft will also fly on international routes starting with flight to Oslo.
By November 6, the two SSJ100 in service with Aeroflot totalized 824 flights and over 1,293 hours. Aeroflot operations confirm that the aircraft perfectly match their requirements in terms of high frequency departures on regional routes.
This delivery represents the fourth SSJ100 in service with Armavia (1) and Aeroflot (3).