Transaero Airlines announced (28-Oct-2011) it has signed an MoU with Airbus for four A380s. Transaero, Russia's second-largest airline behind Aeroflot, will become the first airline to take delivery of the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The aircraft will feature a three class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers, Transaero said. No engines have yet been selected. [more - original PR]
Transaero: ”Transaero is experienced in operating long-range widebody aircraft, and is now ready to offer the A380. I am sure that the operation of this high capacity aircraft will stimulate the development of Russia’s aviation sector, in particular airports infrastructure, while our passengers will benefit from a completely new experience on non-stop long-haul flights,” Olga Pleshakova, CEO. Source: Company statement, 28-Oct-2011.