Russia's S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its
first Boeing 737 MAX, via a lease with Air Lease Corp. (ALC).
S7, operated by Globus Airlines, becomes the
first Russian airline to fly the new and improved 737 airplane.
S7 plans to take 10 more 737 MAX jets over
the next few years as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its
"We always stay up-to-date with the latest
developments of manufacturers and actively implement them to
improve our service," said Vadim Klebanov, general director of
Globus Airlines. "The airline's fleet already includes 19
Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The new Boeing 737 MAX that we
have just received from our partners at Air Lease Corporation offers
even more passenger comfort, reduced noise level and lower
environmental impact. We are delighted that our passengers will be
the first in Russia to appreciate the benefits onboard these new
The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of
airplanes that offer from about 130 to 230 seats and the ability
to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers).
The MAX 8,
in particular, can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard
configuration and features the popular Boeing Sky Interior. The
airplane helps reduce fuel use and emissions by 14 percent
compared to previous Boeing 737 airplanes.
delighted to be a part of introducing the first Boeing 737 MAX
aircraft in Russia with this delivery to our longtime customer, S7
Airlines," said Alex Khatibi, Executive Vice President of Air
Lease Corporation. "With this new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the
airline continues to establish its position as a highly
competitive Russian airline operating the most modern and
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