Saturday, 8 September 2018

The 49th Sukhoi Superjet 100 arrives for Aeroflot.

The Russian airline Aeroflot has taken delivery of its 49th Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100). The airline names its aircraft after famous Russian's throughout history, this aircraft, registration RA-89116, is named in honour of the legendary military commander Konstantin Rokossovsky.

Konstantin Rokossovsky was a prominent Red Army commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He was a key figure in some of the most important battles of World War II, including the Battles of Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk, and is particularly renowned for his planning and executing of Operation Bagration, which freed Soviet Belarus from Nazi occupation.

Aeroflot has configured the new SSJ100 with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The carrier supports Russian manufacturing and is currently the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The airline will soon take delivery of another SSJ 100, bringing the total number to 50. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes will operate flights on Aeroflot routes within Russia, CIS countries and also to a number of European countries.