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Transaero Airlines firms up order for four A380s

21-Jun-2012 5:41 PM

Transaero completed (21-Jun-2012) a purchase agreement with Airbus for four A380 aircraft worth a combined USD1.7 billion at list prices. This order follows a MoU signed in Oct-2011. The deal will be financed with the support of VEB Leasing. Transaero becomes the first customer for the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, with deliveries to commence in 2016. The Russian carrier plans to start operations with the A380 on its long-range network of high density routes from Moscow. The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers. Transaero will announce the engine selection soon. Including this order from Transaero, the total A380 order book stands at 257 aircraft from 20 customers worldwide. To date, Airbus has delivered 77 aircraft to eight customers. [more - original PR]