Russia’s Aeroflot ‘to buy eight Boeing jets’
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09 March 2011 – 16H45
AFP – Russia’s Aeroflot on Wednesday agreed to buy eight Boeing 777 jets, with an option to purchase eight more aircraft, during a visit to Moscow by US Vice President Joe Biden.
The catalogue price of each plane is $250 million but Aeroflot received a 20 percent discount for the deal, a source close to the negotiations told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The two companies did not officially disclose financial details of the agreement.
Aeroflot said in a statement that the deal covers six B777-300ER planes and two B777-200ER.
« We intend to use these planes together with the SkyTeam alliance to service international destinations during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2018 World Cup, » Aeroflot said.
Biden was due later Wednesday to hold talks with President Dmitry Medvedev and have a separate meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.