Russian charter specialist VIM-Avia is planning a comprehensive fleet renewal by replacing all of its Boeing 757s with Boeing 737-900ERs.
The privately-owned company says it has signed a preliminary agreement with Boeing for the supply of 15 extended range 737s.
"A firm order should be signed within a few months. We're currently negotiating the terms of supply and aircraft specifications," first deputy general manager Sergey Kazakevich told local reporters, adding that VIM-Avia has already made an advance payment under the Boeing agreement.
Its good to see the 737-900ER doing so well since its launch. It is quickly starting to become a hit success. One interesting thing to note is the lack of earlier delivery slots. It would also seem that Boeing will not be willing to introduce NG 737 before 2013 at the earliest.