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From Reuters-MOSCOW, Oct 24 - Russian airline Aeroflot will speed up reform of its ageing fleet, it said on Tuesday, announcing plans to pull its nine fuel-thirsty Ilyushin Il-86 planes from service next month.
"Il-86 planes will not be in use starting November 15, and it is too costly to keep them through the winter and fly just two or three months in the summer," Aeroflot's Deputy Director General Igor Desyatnichenko told reporters.
The article goes on to state they are looking to lease them, to me, it sounds like somebody in Africa may get them.
Is there a A330 lease/sale in the air for next years tourist season? A 767-X possibility? I thought it interesting they are only flying these a few months out of the year, replacing them with a few Busses makes sense, as they can then be scheduled into European destinations year round.
[Edited 2006-10-24 14:00:19]