Reggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1639 times:
Aeroflot now flies the Boeing 777, 767, 737 and Airbus A310 on many of their prestigious international routes. However, it's in the airlines interest to buy new Russian aircraft whenever possible because the cost is less and it's good public relations.
I believe that Aeroflot has some IL-96M's on order as well as some TU-204's.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3217 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
The A310s have replaced some of the IL62s they previously flew - they kept the 62s for a long time due to their long range, something in which even the IL86s were rather deficient. The 767s and 777s have since followed, along with some 737s. The cost of these western planes is higher so that they are forced to be used on international routes where the hard cash earned could be used to upkeep the planes. On the internal and CIS routes the older planes still predominate.
Aeroflot has some IL-96 300s, M's and T's on order but there have been many delays in having them built, hence their opting for western planes which they could have more readily.
Alle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
Well, looks like Finland is considered CIS bcoz SU usually flies TU154s on their SVO-HEL route they are the only regular TU154 operator at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, sometimes Malev also flies TU154s to Helsinki.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
Ok, TU-204's and 214's are going to eventually replace TU-154's. IL-62's are here to stay for some time, so are IL-86's - they're good on dense European and inter-CIS routes. Some IL-62's and IL-86's are going to be replaced by IL-96-300's and IL-96M's.
Anyway, I hope that Russia gets over its crisis and will become a major force in aviation once again.
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