Aeroflot signs contract to buy 22 Airbus jets
Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot said Wednesday it had signed a contract with European aviation giant Airbus to buy 22 A350 passenger planes.
Aeroflot but declined to specify the price of the deal. Based on list prices, the order is worth around $4.4 billion (Reuters). „The planes will be delivered between 2014 and 2017,” the Russian airline said after the signing at Le Bourget air show near Paris. A350 jets can fly between 270 and 350 passengers over a distance of up to 15,000 kilometers (8,100 nautical miles). Also at the air show, Russia's S7 Airlines (formerly Sibir Airlines) signed a contract Monday with Airbus to buy 25 new A320 medium-haul passenger planes for more than $1.6 billion. (rian.ru)
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