Russian flag carrier Aeroflot is currently in the midst of an ambitious plan to become a leading global carrier. To this end, the airline has been making several changes to its fleet, including switching to only Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Here’s a look at Aeroflot’s fleet in 2021.
All fleet data used in this article is from Planespotters.net.
Founded in 1923, Aeroflot has had a long history in aviation and is quickly approaching its 100th anniversary. The carrier serves scores of domestic destinations across Russia and over 50 countries internationally. For most of these missions, Aeroflot deploys its diverse narrowbody fleet.
Aeroflot currently operates 177 narrowbodies, consisting of the Airbus A320 family, the Boeing 737, and Sukhoi Superjet 100. Here’s the breakdown of its fleet:
- 59 Airbus A320-200s
- Four A320neos
- 33 A321-200s
- Two A321neos
- 38 Boeing 737-800s
- 28 Sukhoi SJ100s (all moving to subsidiary Rossiya by the end of 2021)
The A320neo and A321neos are the youngest planes in the fleet having being delivered in May and June 2021. Similarly, the A320ceos are currently the oldest at six years on average (5.6 years for the A321ceos). The 737-800s are slightly younger at 5.1 years on average.
Aeroflot’s Superjets are currently on their way over to subsidiary Rossiya, which means they will be gone by the end of this year. However, these regional jets only average 5.6 years and serve several important routes.
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To serve dozens of destinations across the globe, Aeroflot operates a notable widebody fleet. The airline flies 37 twin-aisle aircraft, consisting of the Boeing 777, Airbus A330, and flagship A350s. The fleet is growing too as Aeroflot continues to take delivery of new A350s in the coming months and years.
Here’s a breakdown of the carrier’s widebody fleet:
- One A330-200
- 12 A330-300s
- Four A350-900s
- 20 Boeing 777-300ERs
When it comes to fleet age, Aeroflot’s widebodies vary widely. The sole A330-200 is the oldest aircraft in the airline’s fleet at 11.9 years old. The A330-300s are relatively old too, with the dozen averaging an age of 9.3 years. However, these older planes are offset by a slew of new aircraft.
Aeroflot’s 777-300ERs only average an age of six years, with the latest jet joining the fleet in February 2021. The carrier’s first A350 was only delivered in February 2020, with three more joining in May and June of this year. This means the entire fleet is just under one year old.
Overall, Aeroflot operates a fleet of 201 aircraft and counting. These planes average an age of 5.8 years, making the carrier one of the youngest major airlines globally. As the carrier seeks to become a 5-Star Airline, its modern fleet will play a key role in attracting passengers and strengthening its status globally. For now, keep an eye out for Aeroflot’s ambitious plans and growing fleet.
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