Moscow - Aeroflot Group has dramatically slowed down its fleet growth. Since the beginning of the year, the state-owned Russian company has added only one aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A320 and removed one Airbus A319 in return.
Aeroflot, the flag carrier of the Group has kept the current status of its fleet for the second month in a row. Currently, there are 253 aircraft in the parent company's fleet and 367 aircraft in total in the Group fleets.
Aeroflot has already announced that it would slow down the growth pace of the fleets in the Group in 2019. The company expects five net increase in the aircraft number.
Aeroflot Group will receive 23 new aircraft through the year (two Boeing 777, nine Boeing 737, ten SSJ 100 and 2 Twin Otter DHC-6). Only the two Boeing 777 and the ten Sukhoi Superjet will join the parent airline's fleet.
The nine Boeing 737 will likely go to subsidiary Pobeda Airlines and the two Twin Otter DHC-6 will go to another subsidiary Aurora.
In return, eighteen aircraft in total will be removed from the fleets of Aeroflot and its subsidiaries.