Sibir Airlines is working toward a goal of having an all-Western fleet by 2008. It currently operates seven 737-500s and five A310-200s as well as 30 Tu-154Ms and nine Il-86s. Next year it hopes to operate 15-20 Western-made aircraft, possibly including some 737-300s. A sixth A310 could join the fleet by year end. It intends to phase out two relatively new Tu-204s that have not lived up to efficiency expectations. Sibir, the second-largest Russian airline, holds a 14% share of the ...

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