Russia’s UTair signed a firm contract with
Airbus for 20 A321 aircraft during the Farnborough Air Show.
is the largest order for the type received from a carrier in the
region and the first time that UTair has ordered Airbus aircraft.
UTair’s A321s will feature a
single-class cabin layout seating 220 passengers. The airline is
planning to operate these new aircraft to further develop its
charter network of popular leisure destinations.
"The signing of the contract on the delivery of new A321s
demonstrates our firm intentions to continue to grow and strengthen our positions among leading Russian carriers. The
chosen A321 aircraft fully meets the requirements of our fleet
modernization programme, aimed at providing reliable operations,
improving the level of service and developing the network," said Andrey Martirosov, UTair CEO.
UTair, founded in 1967,
operates a fleet of some 200 aircraft to over 60 domestic and
some 40 international destinations.
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