Apr 19, 2011

First Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 in Yerevan

A handover ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet-100 that arrived in Armenia was held at the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan, Tuesday.  
President of the Armavia airline Mikhail Bagdasarov, Director General of the Sukhoi OJSC Mikhail Poghosyan, Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin, and other officials attended the ceremony.
The airline paid $24 million for the jet. This July, the airline plans to purchase another 98-seater. The airline plans to purchase three other jets within a year if the new jets prove their worth.
“Sukhoi Superjet-100 will make 1.5-2-hour-long flights to Moscow, Sochi, as well as to cities of Ukraine,” Bagdasarov said.
Responding to Armenian News-NEWS.am’s question, he said that the jet will make its maiden flight to Sochi on April 20.

Source: news.am

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