ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow region, August 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Passenger traffic in Russia is expected to grow by an average of 5.2 percent a year in the next 20 years, which is more than a mean figure across the globe, according to Airbus analytical reports.
Five more Russian airlines are expected to buy Airbus jets. In all, 80 such jets will be sold in Russia in the nearest future. As of now, a total of 176 Airbus planes are operated in Russia.
Airbus’ biggest client in Russia is Aeroflot, which has 86 Airbus planes. Among other Airbus plane operators in Russia are S7, Rossiya, Urals Airlines, etc.
This week, Russia’s Transaero airline and Airbus signed a memorandum of intent for the purchase of eight Airbus Neo A320 planes. The document provides for an option for four such jets.