GECAS has delivered the first Boeing 737-900ER to Nordwind subsidiary Ikar Airlines, LLC, which operates as Pegas Fly. The aircraft is the first 737-900ER to be operated by a Russian airline and one of three which GECAS will provide Pegas Fly this year.
GECAS’ SVP Neal McElvaney explains “This delivery builds on an existing relationship that we have had with Nordwind for a number of years and we are proud to support Pegas Fly’s continued fleet growth.”
“We are delighted to announce the first of three Boeing 737-900Es’ has joined Ikar Airlines, LLC” shared Vice Chairman of Nordwind Airlines Oguz Senol Yuce. “We are focused on enhancing our fleet with one of the most efficient aircraft available. The addition of the Boeing 737-900ER to Ikar Airlines’s fleet allows us to meet the growing market demand for domestic flights and medium-haul international flights, to expand our operations across Russia and CIS countries, to deliver operational efficiency and provide premier customer service. We are very pleased to work with GECAS in the delivery of this aircraft and we look forward to receiving the remaining aircraft in 2019.”
The airline, headquartered in Krasnoyarsk and based at Yemelyanovo International Airport, mainly operates flights from Zhukovsky International Airport to tourist destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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