Risky “ Aeroflot “
despite crisis, the airline will spend 286 million dollars for six liners A321
Airline “ Aeroflot “ without having been frightened of possible decrease passazhiroperevozok, has in the end of the last year entered into the agreement on purchase of six liners A321 - 200 the Air carrier will receive these cars for 286 million dollars already in the end of 2009. In total this year the company expects to receive 24 new planes.
“ Aeroflot “ and Airbus have signed in the end of December, 2008 the contract on delivery of six new planes A321 - 200. As it is informed in materials “ Aeroflot “ the sum of transaction makes 286 million dollars, that is one plane will manage in 47,7 million dollars we Will remind that in 2006-2007 the airline, according to its reporting, bought similar planes on 50,6 million dollars for the liner.
It is planned that liners will be put in September-December, 2009. According to earlier concluded contracts in 2009 the airline planned to receive 18 planes of family A320.
As informed earlier “ Aeroflot “ despite the reduction in demand which has begun in the end of the last year for aviatransportations, the company in 2008 could improve the indicators essentially. For 12 months “ Aeroflot “ has transported 9,27 million passengers, in comparison with 2007 the volume of the transported passengers has increased by 13,5 %. “ In 2009 we plan to keep quantity of passengers and a little it to increase, but not to reduce. But it is the optimistical purpose. On the one hand, all plan falling of a volume of passenger traffic for 15-20 %, on the other hand, “ Aeroflot “ will try to involve passengers of airlines - competitors “ - the assistant to the general director under the finance and planning " spoke in the end of the last year; Aeroflot “ Michael Polubojarinov. As he said, in the end of the last year the airline has seen decrease on 20 % of booking of tickets in business - a class for January-February, 2009.
meanwhile before “ Aeroflot “ there is a problem not only escalatings provoznyh capacities, but also aircraft depot updating. Earlier the airline even was going to take in “ wet “ leasing at the “ daughters “ - “ Aeroflot - the North “ and “ Aeroflot - Don “ - to 25 srednemagistralnyh liners Boeing 737 - 500 on That replacement - 134 and They be 154. “ the Financial expediency of additional purchase of planes in present conditions should be counted. They cannot such quantity of liners “ razletat “ for short term. Why China refuses purchase of foreign planes, and Russia only in addition orders? At us, what, other trend? “ - the basic private shareholder " doubts; Aeroflot “ Alexander Lebedev.