Orenair took delivery of another Boeing 737-800 on December 26th 2013. The jet landed at Orenburg international airport named after Y.A. Gagarin. It is the 19th Boeing 737-800 in the fleet of Orenair, the carrier’s press-service reports.
"The fleet renewal is one of the company’s methods for ensuring the flight safety. In December 2013 two Boeing 737-800s (YOM 2001) were put out of operation and returned to the lessor - ILFC. These jets will be replaced by two Boeing 737-800s (YOM 2006) – the second jet will be delivered to Orenair in early 2014. The aircraft are leased from subsidiary of the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) - GTLK Europe Ltd", - the airline noted.
“The aircraft delivered to the carrier under a lease agreement features a comfortable single-class layout seating 186 passengers. The jet’s cabin features state-of-the-art comfortable leather seats and upgraded catering equipment granting the highest quality of service for the Orenair’s passengers. The liner performed its first revenue flight on route Orenburg – St. Petersburg – Orenburg on December 27th 2013", - the carrier noted.
At present the Orenair’s fleet comprises 24 aircraft: 2 Boeing 737-400s, 19 Boeing 737-800s and 3 Boeing 777-200ERs. In accordance with the carrier’s development strategy, Orenair will lease 5 Boeing 737 jets in 2014. By the end of 2014 the airline will be operating 27 aircraft. Orenair took 8th place among Russian carriers in terms of passenger traffic over the period of 9 months of 2013 (and the 7th place in terms of passenger turnover). As of October 31st 2013 the passenger traffic of Orenair was 2 755 900 passengers (the carrier performed a total of 17 721 flights).