Sergey Skuratov: Ural Airlines to Get More Airbus Planes

Ural Airlines stopped using TU-154M airplanes. The last flight was operated by a plane of this type from Yamburg to Koltsovo Airport of Yekaterinburg on Sunday, October 16, 2011, the airline’s press service reports.

The company’s Director-General Sergey Skuratov said in the course of a briefing that the company stopped using TU-154M planes for economic reasons.

These are the safest Russian planes, but, unfortunately, they are uneconomic. Thanks to TU-154M. we managed well during perestroika, since we could afford to operate flights abroad. These planes served as an intermediate stage of sorts for switching to Airbus planes,’ Skuratov said.

The executive explained the company was going to keep adding more Airbus aircraft to its fleet of vehicles and would get four more A321 planes by the end of the year.

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