Earlier this week, Aeroflot confirmed that they are trying to dump their order of 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The airline previously announced its intentions at the Paris Air Show in June, but Boeing claimed to have never received official notification and said that the first jet would be delivered in 2018. CEO Vitaly Savelyev had this to say:
“We’re trying to exit the deal, Boeing didn’t deliver them on time and we don’t need them in a slumping market.”
Bloomberg notes that the airline intends to bulk up their fleet via Transaero planes instead…
Aeroflot is instead seeking 34 planes from Transaero Airlines — including 20 for long-haul flights — after refusing to buy the indebted competitor, according to Savelyev. It may gain 57 international routes from Transaero, he said. The carrier is still in talks with leasing companies about prices, he said.