Moscow - Red Wings Airlines left plans of acquiring six Airbus A220-300 (previously Bombardier CSeries) because of the decision of the Rosaviatsia (Federal Air Transport Agency) not to issue a type certificate for the aircraft.
The decision of Rosaviatsia was seen as a response to the Transport Canada who refused to issue a type certificate for the Sukhoi SSJ100 Superjet.
Red Wings CEO Yevgeny Klyucharyov confirmed that the airline had to withdraw from the project. The airline had also to cancel the routes planned for the Airbus A220-300.
Red Wings Tu-204-100
A few months ago, Red Wings suspended the operations of five Tu-204 aircraft due to their high operating costs. The Russian low-cost has currently four Airbus A320 and eight Airbus A321 in its fleet. Until the end of the spring, the company will receive four more Airbus A321, which will be used on existing routes as well. In 2020, four aircraft of the same type will join the fleet.