Russia’s Transaero Airlines has completed a
purchase agreement with Airbus for four A380 aircraft.
The agreement was signed today by Olga
Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO and Christopher Buckley,
Airbus’ Executive Vice President Europe, Asia and the Pacific on
the first day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic
The order follows a Memorandum of
Understanding signed in October 2011, and will be financed with
the support of VEB Leasing.
With the order, Transaero becomes the first
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.
aircraft will feature a three class cabin layout, seating about
“Our airline, with its strong innovation
culture, will be the first in Russia to fly the A380, the world’s
largest passenger aircraft. I am sure that the operation of the
A380 will stimulate the development of Russia’s aviation sector,
in particular, its ground infrastructure. In addition, our
passengers will benefit from the completely new air travel
experience that the A380 offers with its spacious, comfortable
cabin, for their long-haul flights,” said Olga Pleshakova,
Transaero Airlines CEO.
launched its services in November 1991, and currently serves more
than 130 routes all over the world.
Including this order for four A380 from Transaero, the
total A380 order book stands at 257 aircraft from 20 customers worldwide. To date, Airbus has delivered 77 aircraft to eight
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