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  • Vladivostok Avia plans to take two Tu-234s

    News | 15 Apr 2004 09:05 | Tom Zaitsev

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Russian carrier Vladivostok Avia has chosen the long-range Tupolev Tu-234 as the model best suiting its development plans, after the carrier turned in a strong performance for the year.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Last week the airline signed a $70 million contract with leasing company Ilyushin Finance for two of the type, a shorter 160-seat version of the baseline Tu-204.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Both aircraft will be taken on ten-year finance leases. First delivery is due at the beginning of next year after the completion of the type's certification programme.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Vladivostok Avia will primarily employ Tu-234s to fly non-stop betw