OREANDA-NEWS. October 21, 2008. Aeroflot Russian Airlines has put a new Airbus A320 into service, which is already the 21st aircraft of its kind among Aeroflot’s fleet. The airplane was named after the famous Russian fleet commander, explorer and Admiral  Mikhail Lazarev, reported the press-centre of Aeroflot.

The aircraft was acquired within the terms of the contract on operational leasing, which had been concluded with the General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) in August 2006.

Untill end of this year Aeroflot will receive additional four  brand-new Airbus A320.

At present there are a total of 42 Airbus A320 family aircraft among Aeroflot’s fleet, in detail: 11 A319, 21 A320 and 10 A321. All of these aircraft are configured with Business and Economy Class seats, providing 116 seats in the A319, 140 seats in the A320 and 170 seats in the A321. They are flying to inner-Russian as well as European destinations. With its current fleet, Aeroflot is among the world’s leaders, measured by indicators of flight safety and actual flying time.

The Airbus A320 is one of the best airplanes on medium-range flights; it meets all the requirements of safety, reliability and passenger convenience.