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Aeroflot-Don "intends to abandon the flight on the Tu-134.
The airline made a bet on Boeing 737 aircraft fuel efficiency.
"daughter" of Russia's largest air carrier Aeroflot - Aeroflot-Don "- by September plans to completely abandon the flight on the Tu-134 and move to more fuel-efficient Boeing 737-400. Today the airline's fleet of planes, two Tu-134 and four Tu-154, four IL-86, seven Boeing 737-500 and three Boeing 737-400, two of which were taken in operating leases this year.
Currently, a Tu-134 is already standing in the parking lot and is not used, the second - significantly reduced the number of flights, as well as on the Tu-154.
Savings from reduced operating Tu-134 and Tu-154 was 6.2 million rubles. In addition to this amount, significantly reduced the cost of aviation fuel. Voeing 737-400 consumes 30% less fuel compared with the Tu-154 and Tu-134. In addition, Boeing has more capacity.
the first quarter of this year losses carrier Aeroflot-Don "amounted to 246.6 million rubles. Since 2007, 100% of "Aeroflot-Don" belong to OAO "Aeroflot - Russia's airlines.