Aeroflot will take delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 in September. Aviacapital-Service is financing the deal. The 158-seat aircraft is configured for 20 business and 138 economy seats.
The second and third aircraft will be delivered to Aeroflot in November and December, respectively. Currently, the airline’s medium-haul fleet includes only Airbus A320s family aircraft.
In January 2012, Aeroflot signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian state corporation Rostech to lease 50 Boeing 737 NGs (-800 and -900 modifications). The 737-900 configuration has not yet been decided.
Separately, Aeroflot announced it has taken delivery of its second of 16 777-300ERs. The aircraft will be used on service toPhuket inMarch; New York, Hong Kong, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski in Russia’s Far East inApril; and Seoul inMay.