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Transaero Airlines takes delivery of new Boeing 737-800 EI-RUR painted in the new livery

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Transaero Airlines (Moscow) on May 22 took delivery of this new Boeing-direct delivery 737-800. The airliner, painted in the new livery, arrived at the Domodedovo Airport base in Moscow.

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing delivered on May 22 Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world — even over oceans. The Ku-band range of microwave frequencies is used primarily for satellite communications.

Transaero’s 737-800 is the first in the 737 family to have the system installed during production. In-line installation can save airlines days of lost revenue previously experienced when retrofitting the radome after delivery.

Transaero was the first private airline in Russia, established in 1991. It also was the first Russian airline to introduce a Boeing airplane to its fleet in 1993 when it began operating the 737. Today, Transaero is the second-largest airline in Russia and operates 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s.

Transaero Airlines issued this statement:

On May 22, 2015, a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft joined Transaero Airlines’ fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the airline from the aircraft manufacturer in accordance with the operating leasing agreement concluded in 2013 with Sberbank Leasing.

Transaero has received the aircraft within the implementation of its aircraft fleet renewal plan. The airline successfully operates the Boeing 737NG aircraft on the highest-demand medium-haul domestic and international routes. The aircraft will be configured in two class configuration with business and economy cabins.This is Transaero’s first narrow-body aircraft, which provides not only access to high-speed broadband Internet onboard, but also mobile communications (this service used to be only provided on the airline’s widebody aircraft earlier). These services have become available due to the installation of the latest Panasonic GCS satellite system. All seats have power outlets and USB-ports for charging portable electronic devices. The aircraft features a Sky Interior cabin.

The Boeing 737-800 is the first aircraft to appear in Transaero’s renewed corporate identity. The airline plans to use this style for all the new aircraft joining the airline’s fleet. This will be the first step in enhancing Transaero’s corporate identity that has remained unchanged for more than two decades and has received wide recognition both in Russia and abroad following the active development of Transaero Airlines and strengthening of its position in the international transportation market.

The decision on the visual brand renewal was made at the end of 2013, stimulated by the expected start of new aircraft deliveries in 2015, in accordance with the signed contracts.

StartJG, a UK agency specializing in brand development and interactive design, was invited to work on the project. The new visual identity of Transaero’s aircraft was designed in the summer of 2014. The designers have preserved the colors of the well-known Transaero’s logo with a view to retain the identity of the brand, which has obtained strong value.

“Our company cares for its traditions and professional values,” said Olga Pleshakova, CEO of Transaero Airlines. “This attitude contributed to building up true team- and family-spirit in the company. We believe that our family is the key to the future. We want passengers who choose Transaero to feel truly surrounded by family care. While we adhere to our traditions, we modernize the image of the company. That’s why our new slogan is ‘To the future together.'”

Copyright Photo below: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8MC WL N1782B (EI-RUR) (msn 44435) taxies at Boeing Field in Seattle prior to the handover.

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Transaero Airlines starts offering “Discount Class”

Transaero Airlines (Moscow) following up on our previous report, on January 14, 2014, started to offer a new low-cost product called Discount Class.

Discount class is offered on certain Transaero flights from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on a number of popular domestic and international routes including those to London, Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, Rome,Milan, Tel Aviv, Vilnius, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Ufa, Khanty-Mansiysk, Kiev, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Astana, Almaty, Karaganda, Yerevan, Antalya.

During the first day of the service launch, the airline carried about 5,000 passengers on 54 Discount Class flights on Boeing 737 and Tu-214 aircraft (above).

All seats on specified flights are sold according to Discount Class rules. The ticket fares include, in accordance with the Russian Federal Aviation Rules, free drinks and food or meals depending on flight length. Passengers are also offered a choice of newspapers and an opportunity to buy duty-free goods onboard. However, Discount Class passengers won’t be able to order special meals. Passengers on these flights can carry 10, 15 or 20 kilos of luggage, depending on tariff of the purchased ticket.

Members of the Transaero Privilege frequent flyer program may earn points travelling in Discount Class at a 50% rate. They can also get reward tickets for these flights.

The new product by Transaero Airlines guarantees a reasonable balance of comfort and affordable ticket prices.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Tupolev Tu-214 RA-64518 (man 42305018) arrives in London (Heathrow).

Transaero Airlines: AG Slide Show


Transaero Airlines to offer “Discount Class” starting on January 14

Transaero Airlines (Moscow) will offer a new low cost product called Discount Class.

Starting on January 14, 2014 Transaero will offer  Discount Class of travel on its flights from Moscow Domodedovo airport to a  number of popular destinations including those to Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna,  Vilnius, Milan, Rome, Tel Aviv, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar,  Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint  Petersburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Tomsk, Ufa, Khanty-Mansiysk, Kiev, Donetsk,  Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Astana, Almaty, Karaganda and Yerevan.

Transaero will operate  Boeing 737-300/400/500 aircraft on the mentioned routes.

Discount Class tickets  will include from 10 to 20 kg free luggage allowance, the amount of luggage  allowance will depend on the ticket fare.

The low cost services  in Discount Class will be provided in accordance with the Federal Aviation Rules  of the Russian Federation and will include free onboard meals and drinks which will  vary depending on the flight duration (the maximal duration is up to four and  half hours). In particular, on all Discount Class flights all passengers will  be served refreshing drinks, tea and coffee. On flights lasting no longer than  two hours passengers will be served sweet snacks in addition to drinks. On flights  operating up to four hours passengers will be served cold meals. On flights  with duration longer than four hours passengers will be able to choose among  two options of hot meals.

As the airline  will operate aircraft in standard two-class configuration, passengers with  Discount Class tickets purchased at highest available airfare can enjoy air  travel in the Business Class cabin or in the Economy Class cabin with a vacant  seat next to his/her seat. They also will be invited to purchase a ticket to  the airline’s business lounge at Domodedovo airport at discounted fare.

Discount Class  ticket refunds will be made in accordance with the norms and rules set in the  Air Code of the Russian Federation.

Discount Class passengers  will be offered a choice of free newspapers. The airline will also offer for  sale duty free goods on its international flights.

The new product  by Transaero Airlines will guarantee the reasonable balance of comfort and  affordable ticket prices.

Apart from  Discount Class flights Transaero Airlines will continue offering full service  on all of its flights operated from Moscow Vnukovo Airport including Imperial,  Business, Premium, Economy and Tourist classes of service.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Transaero Airlines Boeing 737-4Y0 EI-DDY (msn 24904) taxies at Salzburg.

Transaero Airlines: AG Slide Show