Transaero Airlines Expands Its Fleet
May 15, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
As part of its ongoing fleet development program Transaero Airlines added in May 2012 a Boeing 777-300, a Boeing 747-400 and two Boeing 737-700 NG aircraft to its fleet.
Boeing 777-300 is equipped with a system providing onboard high-speed broadband Wi-Fi Internet access with data transfer rate at least 5 Mb/s. The service will be available for the passengers as soon as all the necessary certificates for the newest and exclusive system of satellite Internet access are acquired.
Boeing 777-300 is also fitted with advanced Lumexis IFE system allowing passengers to watch HD videos, listen to the music, play computer games, plug-in and recharge their mobile devices using USB cables. Transaero fully refurbished the aircraft interiors with brand-new Alcantara material covered seats, overhead lockers, carpets, etc. The aircraft have total of 373 seats in four-class configuration: Imperial (4), business (14), economy (133) and tourist (222). It will perform domestic and international flights on routes with high demand in premium classes.
Boeing 747-400 has total seating capacity of 522 passengers in two-class cabin configuration: business class and economy class. At present it is the densest seat configuration for this type of aircraft. The jetliner will be operated on popular routes to leisure destinations including Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.
Both Boeing 737-700 aircraft have two-class cabin configuration: business class and economy class with total capacity of 121 seats each. They will be operated on all short- and medium-haul routes of Transaero Airlines network.
Transaero's acquisition of additional four aircraft is another step in fleet renovation with Next Generation aircraft.
The current Transaero's fleet accounts for 81 aircraft: 20 Boeing 747s, 13 Boeing 777s, 14 Boeing 767s, 31 Boeing 737s and 3 Tu-214s.
About Transaero Airlines
Transaero Airlines is the second-largest passenger airline in Russia. Transaero launched its services in November, 1991. Transaero's fleet consists of 81 aircraft, including twenty Boeing 747s, thirteen Boeing 777s, fourteen 767s, thirty one 737s and three Tupolev 214s. Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It is the only commercial carrier flying Tupolev 214, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 747 passenger aircraft in the region. According to the German Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC), the company ranked in the top 5 safest European carriers among the world's 60 largest airlines. Transaero serves more than 160 routes in Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Transaero maintains scheduled flights from hubs in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, where its head office is located, as well as from Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. Transaero was the first Russian full service airline to introduce e-ticketing in March 2007 and the first in the country to offer Internet check-in for its passengers.
Transaero is awarded with Air Transport World Magazine's Airline Market Leadership Award 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Konstantin Tyurkin Head of Mass and Social media Transaero Airlines Tel: +7 495 662 15 60 ext. 18 039 E-mail: email@example.com http://www.transaero.ru/en/index.html
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