Another Yakutia Airlines’ Boeing 737-700 NG has arrived at Yakutsk’s airport. The aircraft has performed flight directly from Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport, where it has been undergoing a preliminary maintenance at Aeroplex base, the airline’s press-service reports.
“The plane landed in Yakutsk on Monday on a direct flight from the airport of Budapest, where he was on a special basis of preparation is a form of maintenance”, – said the agency interlocutor. According to her, the aircraft will be used for interregional and international flights. “The first flight will make a brand new Boeing for 8 June to route Yakutsk to Moscow”, – explained Samsonov.
She added that within a week the airline “Yakutia” will join its fleet another aircraft Boeing 737-700. “The Boeing 737 family is the most successfully marketed in the history of civil aviation. Currently in operation around the world there are over 6,000 units of these aircraft, accounting for more than a quarter of the world’s fleet of large civil aircraft “, – said Samsonov.
Boeing 737-700 with identification number VQ-BLS has been acquired from “Aviation Capital Group” using “dry lease”-scheme. The contract’s signing and inspection of the jet have been carried out in summer 2010.
This liner may carry up to 132 passengers in two classes («business» and «economical») for 6200 km with flight speed of 850 km/h. The 737 VQ-BLS will be used for regional and international flights. The aircraft’s first flight will be performed on June 8th from Yakutsk to Moscow.
It is the second Boeing 737-700 in Yakutia Airlines’ fleet and the fourth one from «Next Generation»-family. The company will receive another Boing 737-700 in a week.
The first Boeing 737-700 has been delivered to Yakutia Airlines in July 2009. Yakutia Airlines is the third operator of this model in Russia. The first delivery of this type of jets has been completed by Boeing in 1997.
The 737-family aircrafts has become the best-selling jets in the history of civil aviation. At present more than 6100 jets from 737-family are being operated all over the world which is more than 25% of the world’s fleet of large civil aircraft.
Airline “Yakutia” was created by presidential decree in Yakutia in 2002. Today, the company is in the top 20 largest airlines in Russia in terms of passenger traffic, which is more than 1.5 billion passenger-kilometers a year. The carrier operates flights to all destinations in Yakutia and central regions of Russia, operates regular international flights to Seoul, Harbin, Dushanbe. Total company flies to 56 destinations. Its fleet consists of aircraft Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 737-700, the Tu-154, AN-140, AN-24 Antonov An-26.