Yakutia Airlines Expands its Fleet to Five Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sukhoi SuperJet 100
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (© SSJ Intl)

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Yakutia Airlines have signed a contract for the delivery of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft starting from 2017.

The contract envisages delivery of the SSJ100 Long Range version with 93 seats: 8 seats for business class and 85 for economy.

The Execution of this contract follows to the successful cooperation of SCAC and Yakutia, which has been operating two SSJ100s through domestic and international routes since early 2013. The value of the new contract is nominated in Russian Rubles.

«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 guarantee due to a fixed rate in Russian Roubles», – said Ilya Tarasenko, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.

“After more than two years of SSJ100 service in extreme climatic conditions of the northern region, with constant cooperation with the manufacturer and mutual proposals for improving the operation of the aircraft, Yakutia Airlines management and specialists recognize the Sukhoi Superjet 100 promising aircraft and can be considered for development of the Airline’s fleet”, – said Director General of Yakutia Airlines Olga Fedorova.

Since the beginning of operations in Yakutia Airlines, the two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have reached more than 8.000 flight hours. Now the SSJ100s operated by Yakutia, might be seen in the airports of more than 15 cities worldwide, and this number is continuously increasing. The airline uses this aircraft to perform flights to the Far East, Siberia, Ural, South of Russia and also to China, Japan and South Korea.

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