At list prices, the order is valued at $705m.
Moscow-based S7 Group will operate the aircraft through S7 Charter, a newly established charter airline that will use its 737-800s on routes connecting Moscow to resort destinations outside of Russia.
‘We thoroughly analysed all aircraft currently available in the market before making our final decision,’ said Vladislav Filev, chief executive officer of S7 Airlines. ‘As a result, we chose the Next Generation Boeing 737-800, which we believe is the best aircraft of its class, is known for its reliability and fuel-efficiency, and which perfectly fits the S7 routes.’
The Boeing 737-800 is the best-selling version of the Next-Generation 737 family. According to Boeing, its success has been confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred single-aisle airplane due to its wide market base, superior performance efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.