24-Dec-2009 8:59 AM

An-148 commences commercial operations with Rossiya

Antonov's An-148 regional jet commenced revenue passenger services on 21-Dec-2009 with Rossiya. The aircraft operated a St Petersburg Pulkovo-Moscow Sheremetyevo service. Rossiya is the launch customer for the An-148. Aircraft financing package is structured by Ilyushin Finance Company, which holds the airline’s first order for six An-148-100s, in a customised version with eight Business and 60 Economy seats. The contract includes an option for six additional aircraft.[more]