Siberian carrier Yamal has taken two larger-capacity Airbus narrowbodies on operating leases as part of a wide-ranging fleet expansion plan.
Under the agreement with GTLK Europe, Yamal is to receive two A321s by December to complement its seven-strong subfleet of A320s.
The deal between GTLK Europe and Yamal is pursuant to a programme drawn up jointly by the Russian carrier and the lessor's parent, State Transport Leasing Company.
On 2 July, they signed a framework agreement covering the supply of four A321s, several turboprops for deployment on local routes, and two Bombardier CRJ200s to join eight already in service with Yamal.
The airline also has three Boeing 737-400s and six 737-500s.