Russian carrier Orenburg Airlines has introduced its first Tupolev Tu-204 as part of a fleet-modernisation exercise.
The carrier, which operates under the Orenair brand, is replacing its older Tu-154 aircraft.
Orenair says the 210-seat Tu-204 has a lower operating cost, is more fuel efficient and is quieter than the older types in its fleet.
Its first example, registered RA-64017, is a 14-year old airframe previously operated by Sibir, Red Wings and Aviastar-Tu.
Aviastar-Tu was recently prohibited from conducting passenger operations following a Tu-204 accident in Moscow on 22 March.
The twin-jet is a -100 variant, powered by Aviadvigatel PS-90A engines.
Orenair says it will put the Tu-204 into operation on charter services from 27 April. The carrier's fleet includes five Tu-154s and eight Tu-134s, plus 13 Boeing 737s - over half of which are 737-800s.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news