Red Wings Airlines is the newest operator of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). The aircraft with tail number RA-89021 flew from the Sukhoi plant to the airline’s home base of Moscow Domodedovo Airport on 19 January 2015.
Red Wings will operate the Superjet on its flights between Moscow and Makhachkala (Dagestan) plus Moscow and Grozny (Chechnya). There are even plans to start flying the SSJ to Sochi (Krasnodar) and Mineralnye Vody (Stavropol).
The airline leases the SSJ100 directly from Sukhoi for an initial three year period with a possibility of extension of the contract. The plane’s cabin is divided into two classes and can accommodate a total of 93 passengers.
Red Wings started flying in 1999, its fleet of eight Tupolev Tu-204-100Bs transported a million passengers in 2014. The airline hopes to add an additional 2 Sukhoi Superjet 100s in the near future.
Source: Sukhoi Aircraft Company / Red Wings Airlines
Featured image: The first Sukhoi Superjet 100 of Moscow-based Red Wings Airlines (Image © Red Wings Airlines)