8 Best Type of Russian Airlines Service

Among the many planes going back and forth at the airport, have you ever observed if the plane type of each airline is often different from each other? Maybe this rarely gets people’s attention. But if we observe a little, the plane that looks the same is different type.

Likewise, with planes that are in Russia. So that you know more about the best type of planes used by Russian airlines, let’s look at the best types of Russian airline services.

The types of plane at the airport certainly provide airline services that are different from each other. When receiving satisfying services, passengers will again use the airline for future trips. This is one of the factors that makes an airline popular and famous compared to other airlines.

It also happened in Russia. There are many types of airline services that are considered the best in Russia. Do you know one of them? If you don’t know it yet, in this article I will discuss the 8 best types of Russian Airlines services.

  • Sukhoi Superjet 100

Sukhoi Superjet 100 or also known as SSJ100 is a plane designed by Sukhoi. Sukhoi itself is a division of United Aircraft Corporation. On May 19, 2008 the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane made its maiden flight. While for the first commercial flight Sukhoi Superjet 100 was carried out by Armavia on April 21, 2011.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is one of the newest plane types in Russia. Sukhoi Superjet 100 can accommodate up to 98 passengers. When the development of the plane first began in 2000, Sukhoi targeted as many as 800 planes in which 250 to 300 planes from Russia.

  • Tupolev Tu-204

The Tupolev Tu-204 is a plane designed by Tupolev and produced by Aviastar-SP and the Kazan Aircraft Production Association. Tupolev Tu-204 can accommodate up to 210 passengers. This plane was first introduced in 1989. The appearance of the Tupolev Tu-204 is intended to be equivalent to the Boeing 757.

Tupolev Tu-204 is a plane designed as a plane that combines versions for passengers, cargo, combi. This plane is included in the new generation airplane parts in Russia. The Tupolev Tu-204 has many technological innovations in its fleet. The Tupolev Tu-204 is the only plane that does not require an anti-icing wing system.

  • Tupolev Tu-154

The Tupolev Tu-154 is a plane produced by Tupolev. This plane was designed in the mid-1960s. The Tupolev Tu-154 plane can accommodate up to 180 passengers. Until the mid-2000s, the Tupolev Tu-154 became the domestic route plane of Russia and the former Soviet Union countries. This plane has been exported to 17 non-Russian airlines.

Tupolev Tu-154 can operate on the runway which is not paved and graveled. Tupolev Tu-154 is one of the fastest civil planes to use because it has a cruising speed of up to 850 kilometers per hour. But unfortunately, in January 2010, Aeroflot announced the retirement of the fleet of Tupolev Tu-154 after 40 years of operation.

  • Tupolev Tu-134

The Tupolev Tu-134 is a plane built in the Soviet Union from 1966 to 1989. The Tupolev Tu-134 is also the same as the Tupolev Tu-154 which can operate on an unpaved platform. This plane became one of the most widely used plane in the countries of the former Comecon. The Tupolev Tu-134 has been used in around 42 countries.


Apart from operating on regular passenger services, the Tupolev Tu-134 is also used to support the air force, army and navy. The Tupolev Tu-134 made its first scheduled flight from Moscow to Adler in September 1967. The Tupolev Tu-134 was developed with a reputation for reliability and efficiency compared to previous designs.

  • Yakovlev Yak-42

Yakovlev Yak-42 is a plane produced in the Soviet Union. This aircraft is a passenger aircraft for short- to medium-range distances. The Yakovlev Yak-42 is capable of carrying up to 120 passengers. This aircraft made its first flight on March 7, 1975.

The Yakovlev Yak-42 was produced with the intention of replacing Tupolev Tu-134 aircraft, Antonov An-24 and several other aircraft. This aircraft made its first scheduled passenger flight on December 22, 1980 on the Moscow-Krasnodar route. In mid-1981, Yakovlev Yak-42 is only produced as many as 10 planes flown. At the beginning of its operation, the Yakovlev Yak-42 could carry a total of 200,000 passengers. Especially for routes from Moscow.

  • Antonov An-148

Antonov An-148 is a plane designed and built in Ukraine by Antonov. This plane began to be developed in the 1990s. Antonov An-148 made its maiden flight on 17 December 2004. The Antonov An-148 is capable of carrying up to 85 passengers depending on the configuration.

The Antonov An-148 is also produced in Russia until the end of 2018 by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association. But the Antonov An-148 production was stopped because political relations between Ukraine and Russia deteriorated. The last production was completed in October 2018.


  • Antonov An-24

Antonov An-24 is a plane designed in the Soviet Union in 1957 by the Antonov Design Bureau. Antonov An-24 is produced by Kiev, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude Aviation Factories. This plane is a transport plane that can carry passengers up to 50 people.

The Antonov An-24 first flew on October 29, 1959. Until 2019, there are still 109 planes operating throughout the world. Antonov An-24, adapted to be able to do a lot of secondary missions as airframe solid and have good performance.

  • Antonov An-12

The Antonov An-12 is a transport plane designed in the Soviet Union. This plane was designed and produced by Antonov. Antonov An-12 has many types with each function that is used for domestic flights and for export to other countries. There are more than 60 types of the Antonov An-12 produced. The Antonov An-12 made its first flight in December 1957. The Antonov An-12 plane was often used for military and civilian purposes.

And maybe there are still some of best types of Russian Airlines services that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out the best types of Russian Airlines services.

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