Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ural Airlines adds 19th Airbus 320 to fleet

Ural Airlines added another Airbus 320 aircraft to its fleet earlier this month.

The new aircraft has a total capacity of 156 seats. It came to Yekaterinburg from Jordan, where it was being operated by a local carrier. The aircraft brings Yekaterinburg's fleet to a total of 28 planes, with 19 A320s and 9 A321s. The airline has plans to acquire four more aircraft by the end of the year.

Ural Airlines launched a fleet renewal program in 2006, and each year it has acquired a new aircraft. European consortium Airbus aircraft have proven highly effective for Ural Airlines, because they are easy to implement in medium-range flights. The Airbus A320/321 aircraft are the most spacious of single-aisle aircraft. They are also said to offer the best sound insulation and interior lighting.

Ural Airlines operates out of Koltsovo International Airport, and last year, it transported 3.5 million passengers. It has won the Wings of Russia award 14 times. The airline was established in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises.