Russia’s UTair agrees to buy 40 Boeing 737s


Russia’s UTair Aviation has agreed to buy 40 Next-Generation Boeing 737 planes, comprised of seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s, the U.S. planemaker said at the Paris Air Show yesterday. Boeing said it had not yet finalised the agreement with UTair.

The orders are worth US$3.3 billion at list prices.

UTair, which operates one of Russia’s largest aircraft fleets, already flies 33 Boeing aircraft.
“Our decision to further expand our Next-Generation Boeing 737 fleet is based on its high efficiency”, said Andrey Martirosov, UTair CEO. “These airplanes meet today’s commercial needs of the airline by their value-for-money and availability of early delivery positions”.

The new aircraft will help UTair improve reliability and comfort on flights from West Siberia and other Russian regions to Moscow and Europe.