Transaero acquires first 777 under SIA agreement

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Russian carrier Transaero has taken delivery of the first of four Boeing 777s which the airline is acquiring from Singapore Airlines.

It says it will put the 323-seat twin-jet - which takes its fleet to 50 aircraft - into service tomorrow on the route between Moscow and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The Moscow-based airline agreed a finance lease deal with SIA covering the transfer of several 777s.

As part of the plan it will also introduce 10 Boeing 747-400s and phase out its 747-200s. Transaero has agreed to acquire 747-400s from Japan Airlines.

Transaero's additional 777 brings its fleet to four of the type. It also has 12 747s, 11 767s, 20 737s and three Tupolev Tu-214s.