Aeroflot announced (24-Sep-2013) its board of directors met on 24-Sep-2013 and approved the establishment of a low cost subsidiary in the form of a limited liability company. The board also approved the lease of one A321 aircraft on a sale and leaseback agreement for delivery in Oct-2013. The aircraft will be leased for a period of no more than 12 years from the date of delivery. Meanwhile, the airline plans to improve catering in economy class in 2014 while also improving the selection on wines for passengers in all classes. The airline also plans to introduce a special healthy and balanced menu on Moscow-Sochi service over the Winter 2014 Olympics in Sochi. [more - original PR Russian]
Aeroflot board of directors meets, approves establishment of low cost subsidiary
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The data indicate that total worldwide deliveries fell in 2016, the first such decline for six years, as a result of delays to new aircraft programmes. Boeing delivered more aircraft than Airbus for the fifth straight year, but its deliveries fell short of its 2015 level, while Airbus increased its numbers year-on-year. Total deliveries will likely rise again in 2017, but this may prove to be a peak year.