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Russia's Aeroflot to buy Boeing 777

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* Signs deal for 16 aircraft over 2012-2017 * Planes have catalogue price of $4.1 billion * Move plugs gap created by delayed 787 Dreamliner MOSCOW, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot said it would buy 16 new Boeing 777s over the next six years as it strives to plug the gap created by the repeatedly delayed 787 Dreamliners. (www.reuters.com) More...

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klimchuk
I wonder where do they want to fly on 777? Even for SVO-JFK busiest direction both Aeroflot and Delta are using typical 763. Does not make too much sense to get 777 instead of 787 either.

padgettrea
I haven't heard or read anything about this until now. How old is their current fleet? May not have the luxury of waiting on the dream?... just a question as I haven't paid much (any) attention to this.
klimchuk
Aeroflot is now pretty young 5-10 years in average, they got many new Airbuses recently.
But 767/330 are the biggest jets they have. Unless they plan huge expansion it's hard to understand why they need 777.
Dubslow
Bill Winslow 0
Probably because it is significantly more efficient than a 767. If they get a smaller 772, it probably has better economics than the older 763.