Russian airlines want to buy 6 aircraft from Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Russian “Yakutia” airlines and “KrasAvia” airlines can lease six Il-114-100 aircrafts, which were previously operated by Uzbekistan Airways, Trend reports via Russian media.
The aircraft are equipped with Canadian Pratt & Whitney engines. Nowadays, these aircrafts are not in demand in the country, as they have been replaced by more spacious A320 since 2018.
It clarifies that the liners, along with simulators, spare parts and equipment will cost the Russian side $50 million.
Thus, Russian carriers want to prepare for the use of IL-114-300, the deliveries of which are expected in 2023.
Recently, Uzbekistan Airways received the first highly economical Airbus A320neo aircraft, which has a two-class layout and is designed to carry 150 passengers (business class-12, economy class-138). The arrival of the second one is expected in early April.
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