Ural Airlines purchases Airbus 320
The airline currently has 16 A320 Airbus airplanes and nine A321 Airbus airplanes. The A320 airplane came from Japan, where it was used by a local air carrier for five years. The plane has 12 business class seats and 144 economy class seats, Ural Business Consulting reports.
Ural Airlines launched its upgrade program in 2006, upgrading its vehicle fleet over a short period of time. Ural Airlines bought the planes from Airbus because European aircraft showed themselves to be convenient and efficient for mid-range flights.
The airline's fleet will continue expanding through 2013, when it will bring the number of Airbus aircraft up to 30, Ural Business Consulting reports.
Earlier this month, Ural Airlines partnered with the Social Integration Center for Young People and Koltsovo Airport JSC to conduct an educational tour for students at the Yekaterinburg Orphanage number six.
The children visited the airline's training center to see pilots undergoing flight training. The children listened to an introduction by the experienced staff and even had a chance to fly in the cockpit, trying their hand at taking off and landing with the help of the pilots.
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