Saint Petersburg - Rossiya Airlines, an Aeroflot Group airline, continues to extend its long-haul fleet. The Russian carrier will receive five Boeing 777-330ERs in 2018.
Two out of the five ordered are scheduled to join the company’s fleet in spring. The third 777 will arrive in summer and the last two at the end of the year. The 777s were leased from the Irish lessor AerCap. Rossiya's 777s were previously operated by Emirates (some are still in service with Emirates).
The newly arrived aircraft will be used for long-haul flights to Russia’s remote cities in the eastern part of the country,Sergey Aleksandrovsky, the operator’s commercial director explains.
There is no other immediate fleet expansion plan in our agenda,Aleksandrovsky adds.
The airline currently operates five Boeing 777-300ERs, 16 Boeing 737s, 31 Airbus А320 family aircraft, and nine Boeing 747s. The operator recently put two 777-200ERs out of service, which were inherited from the OrenAir after the merger.
To date, Rossiya Airlines continue its operations in four countries with 11 destinations.