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Transaero Signs MoU for Four A380s

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Transaero Airlines, Russias second largest airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for four A380 aircraft.

The agreement was signed by Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO and Christopher Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Transaero will become the launch customer for the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The Russian carrier plans to start operations with the A380 on its long-range network of high density routes from Moscow.

The aircraft will feature a three class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers.

Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO, said, Transaero is experienced in operating long-range wide-body aircraft, and is now ready to offer the A380. I am sure that the operation of this high capacity aircraft will stimulate the development of Russias aviation sector, in particular airports infrastructure while passengers will benefit from a completely new experience.

Transaero Airlines launched its services in November 1991, and currently serves more than 130 routes all over the world.

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