10 September 2018, Moscow – Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for the delivery to Aeroflot, the national carrier, of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar during the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Under the agreement UAC will deliver 100 Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft to Aeroflot between 2019 and 2026. The aircraft will be configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The final contract will be signed after the parties agree on material terms of the transaction and corporate approvals have been obtained.
Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot, said:
“We have signed the largest aircraft delivery agreement in Aeroflot’s history, under which the Company will receive 100 modern Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft. Including the expected delivery of 50 MC-21, by 2026 Aeroflot will operate 200 Russian-built aircraft. Aeroflot has historically been the largest operator of Russian aircraft and has helped to improve all Russian aircraft models currently in operation. It is Aeroflot’s top priority to act in the interests of Russian aviation and our country.”
Yury Slyusar, President of PJSC UAC, said:
“We have worked with Aeroflot for many years. As the first and largest operator of SSJ100 aircraft Aeroflot has significantly helped the development of Russia’s aircraft industry. The signing of this new agreement marks the next stage of our cooperation and joint contribution to the development of the aircraft industry and the expansion of regional and international air connections. We are happy to continue working with Russia’s leading airline.”
Aeroflot currently operates 49 SSJ100 aircraft and is expecting the delivery of the 50th aircraft. Aeroflot’s first commercial SSJ100 flight took place on 16 June 2011 between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Today, SSJ100 aircraft operate on routes to Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and other cities. SSJ100 aircraft also fly to international destinations including Dresden, Vilnius, Gothenburg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia and Tivat.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 146 destinations in 52 countries.
Aeroflot’s 248-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/
About United Aircraft Corporation
The United Aircraft Corporation, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, was created in order to consolidate Russia’s main aviation assets. UAC’s companies carry out a full range of services – from aircraft development to service and utilization – owning the rights to such world renowned brands as Sukhoi, MiG, Ilyushin, Tupolev, Beriev, as well as new brands – Superjet 100 and MC-21.
The Corporation’s assets are located in a number of Russia’s regions. UAC’s revenues in 2017 reached 452 billion roubles. Mr. Yury Slyusar is UAC’s President.