UTair announced (09-Oct-2013) it took delivery of its first of 40 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft on order from Boeing. The aircraft is configured with 162-seats and features the new Boeing Sky Interior. UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov said the new aircraft will allow the airline to enhance the "efficiency of our route network and drive customer appeal for both domestic and international flights". [more - original PR] [more - original PR Russian]
UTair takes delivery of first 737-800NG
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