Russia's Nordwind to lease four 737-800s for 2015

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Russian carrier Nordwind Airlines has signed a long-term lease covering new Boeing 737-800s for delivery in the first quarter of next year.

The airline operates a 51-strong mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing types - including a pair of 737-800s. It does not specify who the aircraft are being leased from.

The new aircraft join the fleet as the charter specialist continues its expansion prepares to launch scheduled flights this year. The airline lifted passenger numbers nearly 70% in carrying 3.7 million in 2013.

Nordwind deputy general director Oguz Senol Yuce says: “With these brand new aircraft commitments, Nordwind will continue to gradually grow and modernise its operating fleet with more frequencies and destinations. It provides best-in-class efficiency, economics, reliability and passenger comfort that Nordwind needs for its fleet renewal initiative."

Yuce adds: "Nordwind expects to finalise more brand new 737-800s for 2015."