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    Yamal Airlines will replace Boeing 737 aircraft with Airbus A320
    Russian Aviaton » Friday March 7, 2014 17:07 MSK

    Yamal Airlines plans to replace Boeing 737 aircraft with Airbus A320 jets, because the latter ones have higher efficiency, the carrier’s press-service reports.

    «Yamal Airlines plans to renew its fleet. Priority will be placed on Airbus А320. The number of A320s in the carrier’s fleet should increase to 20 ones soon, while the number of Boeing 737 jets will decrease to 4 ones. B737 jets will be taken out of service later», - said in the statement.

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    According to CEO of Yamal Airlines, Vasily Kryuk, “the efficiency of Airbus aircraft is higher as compared to Boeing jets». «Unfortunately Airbus airliners also have some weaknesses. These aircraft encounter some problems at low temperatures. One of them is connected with infrastructure of our airports. Yamal Airlines is one of the most “northern” carriers in the world and it faces problems at Russian airports. The quality of service at foreign airports is higher – they provide special ground services for the aircraft. There are no such services in Russia – the vehicle is parked outdoors, which is a serious test for the jet’s electronic devices, water system and other equipment», - he noted.

    According to the press-service, «the airline may consider purchasing the MS-21 jets, which is believed to be the analogue of Airbus aircraft».

    At present the fleet of Yamal Airlines comprises 9 Airbus А320/321s, 9 Boeing 737s, 10 CRJ-200s, 2 L-410s and one Challenger-850.

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