On July 14 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and BEK AIR airline based in Kazakhstan have signed during Farnborough International Airshow 2014 an agreement on delivery of seven Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
Long-range Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are planned for delivery in full economy configuration with the capacity to carry 103 passengers: three aircraft in 2015 and four in 2016.
The Agreement was signed by the President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company Mr Andrey Kalinovsky and the Chairman of BEK AIR Mr Nurlan Zhumasultanov. This document opens new prospects on the aviation operations market for SSJ100 aircraft within Eurasian Economic Union, which was founded according to agreement signed in Astana in May 2014 by the Heads of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The signature took place in the presence of Mr Mikhail Pogosyan, the President of the United Aircraft Corporation and cosmonaut Mr Talgat Musabaev, the Chairman of the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Hero of Russia and Kazakhstan.
BEK AIR is currently flying along 14 national routes in Kazakhstan carrying up to 500 000 passengers annually. In future, the airline expects to expand its route network in Kazakhstan, establish new routes to Russia, Asia and the Middle East.