Moscow, May 25. Today the eighth Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft of Aeroflot Russian Airlines successfully completed its first scheduled flight SU1196/1197 on route Moscow — Kazan — Moscow. The airliner is named after the famous Aeroflot pilot Evgeny Barabash.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95014 (registered number RA-89006) was delivered to Aeroflot under contract with the VEB-Leasing JSC on financial lease (leasing). The delivered aircraft is designed to carry 87 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout (12 — business class and 75 — in economy class). Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ100 aircraft in total.
Aeroflot currently operates eight SSJ100 aircraft serving routes from Moscow to 14 Russian cities as well as to 10 destinations in Europe and CIS. Aeroflot operations confirm that the aircraft perfectly match requirements in terms of high frequency departures on regional routes