Ural Airlines to purchase 14 Boeing aircraft for $1.5 billion

Ural Airlines will purchase 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft for $ 1.5 billion in the coming three years. The deal was closed in May, 2018, with the first delivery scheduled for the IV quarter 2019. 

Currently, the carrier operates a fleet of 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft based in Yekaterinburg. According to the 10-month results for 2018, the passenger number increased to 7,804,470 (+14% to 2017). The total number of flights completed in the same period is 52,695 (+12% to 2017), including 29,251 domestic, 13,193 international and 10,251 CIS flights. 

The Boeing Corporation is no stranger to the Ural Region, where the plane maker operates manufacturing units focusing on titanium forgings. The long-term contracts with a Russian partner cover around 35 percent of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ demand for titanium, and should sum up to $ 18 billion over the next 30 years.