Aeroflot is postponing deliveries of five Airbus A320-family aircraft, following its recent examination of capacity requirements.

The Russian flag carrier is also to lease three Boeing MD-11s from Boeing Capital, having already opted to withdraw its long-haul Ilyushin Il-86 fleet.

The carrier will push back delivery of two A320s, scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2010, to the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.

Aeroflot will also delay delivery of three A321s by up to two years. The aircraft, which would have arrived in the third quarter of 2010, have been put back to the first and third quarters of 2012.

Source: Flight International