A subsidiary of Aeroflot group, the Airline "Russia" in the framework of anti-crisis program has suspended the operation of six Russian-Ukrainian liners An-148, said the official representative of JSC "Airline" Russia ".
"Osinovka operation of An-148 is a part of anti-crisis measures related to what is happening in the industry changes. Reacting to the situation in the airline industry, the Airline "Russia" produces optimize operations. Due to the fact that the economic impact of the An-148 on the combination of parameters, including the price per seat-kilometre, lower than other types of liners in the Park organization, a reduction in seat capacity is achieved in the 1st turn of the suspension of the operation of this type of aircraft, "- said the Commissioner of the organization, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The fleet of the airline "Russia" consists of 30 liners A-320 and Boeing-767. Until now there were six An-148, leased from the organization " Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC). The airline was the launch customer for the aircraft, collected in Voronezh. 1st airliner entered its Fleet in October 2009, the sixth by the end of 2010. Other subsidiaries of "Aeroflot" this model is not exploited." Ostrovka regular operation of An-148-100B is the company's decision. Now all the airlines are looking for ways to reduce costs, optimize their business due to the decrease in solvent demand for travel and the tightening of access to debt financing, " - said the official representative of the IFC. He added that "Russia pays all lease payments, and IFC has business contacts with the group of" Aeroflot ". An-148 - short-haul narrow-body passenger Aircraft. Designed by the Ukrainian Antonov ASTC them. Antonova. The engines of the aircraft are produced jointly by the Ukrainian JSC "Motor Sich" and the Russian NPC in gas turbine construction " salute ". The plane is made at 2 sites in Ukraine on KB. Antonov and the Russian Federation Voronezh " VASO ". Peak production liner was in 2013, when it was released nine aircraft.