Boeing, Aeroflot sign deal on 777 cabin modifications
Boeing and Aeroflot announced at the Moscow Air Show that the two companies have signed a contract to modify passenger cabins on 18 of the Russian flagship carrier’s 777-300ERs. Financial details were not disclosed.
“Aeroflot is widely recognised as a premium service airline. Designing a new Boeing 777 interior, we aim to enhance our premium quality at every class of service – business, comfort and economy. An updated interior will take Aeroflot to new heights,” said Andrey Chikhanchin, chief financial officer of Aeroflot.
Boeing will perform engineering work and supply component kits for the planned cabin interior reconfiguration.
“It’s a great honour that a leading Russian carrier selected Boeing solutions,” said Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. “Aeroflot is an experienced 777 operator and we are pleased to provide them with the expertise that will support their implementation, long-term strategic growth and development plans.”
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 159 destinations in 54 countries. Aeroflot’s 249-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).