Russian Superjet named the best aircraft for a pandemic


The Mexican low-cost airline InterJet has completely switched to the use of Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is reported by the Mexican edition of Milenio, referring to the airline.


This information is also confirmed by navigation services and monitoring resources that track aircraft movements in real time.

InterJet executives called the Russian Superjet the best aircraft to operate during a pandemic. According to its characteristics, it is ideally suited for carrying out transportation in the existing extreme conditions (low demand for flights due to the epidemiological situation). Probably, this is about lower operating costs of this type of aircraft on low-occupancy flights, in comparison with Airbus, which are also present in the airline's air fleet.

InterJet now has only six routes left inside Mexico. And all of them are served by the SSJ-100. True, there are only 3 sides from the whole fleet of 22 Superjets available to the airline.

At the same time, before the pandemic, the airline used 6 such airliners. It is specified that now flights are carried out from Mexico City to Cancun, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Merida, Puerto Vallarta and Oaxaca. The total flight time per week is about 60 hours. The remaining 19 sides, according to Julio Gamero, commercial director of the airline, are “in a state of airworthiness”.

It should be added that InterJet owed about $ 30 million to Mexican tax authorities, and the airline’s position is compounded by the cancellation of international flights due to a pandemic. Of the 66 Airbus airliners operated by the airline, 59 have already been recalled by the lessors, and the remaining 7 will be recalled after the repair. So the presence of "Superjets" now really saves this airline, where they are really glad that these airliners did not sell, as they had gathered before.
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  1. Alexei Ushakov Offline
    Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 9 May 2020 21: 40
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    What I did not understand!))) What is the result of it is better then) The fact that he was not squeezed out like Watermelons. Or the fact that they simply are and there are no other options))?
    1. Petro 1 Offline
      Petro 1 (Petro 1) 10 May 2020 00: 05
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      Watermelons were returned because they did not bring profit over short distances, and the Superjet was originally created for such distances (up to 3000 km), and most importantly, the entire SSD fleet is in airworthiness, which means there are no problems with spare parts. After 4-5 years, they promise to make Ross. the PD-8 engine and other systems will be replaced with Russian ones, then the SSD will be even cheaper and the PD-8 resource will be greater than that of the imported French engine.
    2. weddu Offline
      weddu (Kolya) 10 May 2020 19: 27
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      The fact that it is not Ukrainian. That there is nothing Ukrainian in it, and will not be. There is probably nothing good in this, but for the independence of Ukraine this is very important.
  2. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 May 2020 23: 04
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    Is this a joke of humor like that? From this point of view, the best-monument aircraft, standing at many airports in the world, these are definitely not going anywhere. We found out the best plane for a pandemic; the best plane for the apocalypse remains ...
  3. Miron_1 Offline
    Miron_1 (Miron 1) 10 May 2020 00: 46
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    Ah, it turns out. Operating expenses are lower than those of Airbus. Where are the dealers from S7 and Aeroflot, and where is the trial of the damned bribe takers - capitalists tearing the people's budget.
  4. kig Offline
    kig 10 May 2020 02: 08
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    Is this a mockery? Deprive them of spare parts!
  5. Smirnoff Offline
    Smirnoff (Victor) 10 May 2020 08: 35
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    Sukhoi SuperJet 100 - cheaper than analogues, easier to operate, more economical. A great option for Mexicans and not only. Many countries need to switch to our Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft.
    It is economically very profitable, and the pandemic will last more than one year.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 May 2020 16: 14
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      You would first read what, according to the article, its “advantage”, then you would rejoice and offer it to the whole world.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 May 2020 10: 31
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    Learn to read between the lines.

    Airbus recall, and even forced to repair. Those. You can’t fly. - Otherwise, you will fly even more for repairs.

    Superjet 22, flew 6. now 3.
    sixteen!!!! stood on a joke - take off spare parts - I do not want !!! Now stands 16 on the joke. No need to return. No need to repair.
    So yes, low costs, and "Superjets now really save this airline," disassembled for parts.

    It's time, it's time to remember the Aesop language.
    1. beeper Offline
      beeper 10 May 2020 14: 37
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      hi Dear Sergey Latyshev, "violinist ... oops, Aesopian language is not needed! ", if you carefully read" line by line "! wink

      The remaining 19 airplanes, according to airline commercial director Julio Gamero, are "In a state of airworthiness".
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 May 2020 14: 51
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        Thank. As an option, yes. Could be wrong. 19 in airworthiness.
        Although the commercial director of another could not say. If Airbus flightless 1/10 is waiting for repair.
        So the option with such exploitation still remains ....
  7. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 10 May 2020 10: 40
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    InterJet executives called the Russian Superjet the best aircraft to operate during a pandemic. According to its characteristics, it is ideally suited for carrying out transportation in the existing extreme conditions (low demand for flights due to the epidemiological situation). Probably, this is about lower operating costs of this type of aircraft on low-occupancy flights, in comparison with Airbus, which are also present in the airline's air fleet.

    Everything is simple. Passenger capacity. The company website says:

    Since 2005, our fleet was replenished with Airbus A320, A321, A320neo, A321neo and Superjet 100 aircraft

    The Superjet 100 is 98-108 seats depending on the layout, the Airbus A320 is 150-180 seats, the Airbus A321 is 185-236 seats.
    Demand is low, the operation of larger aircraft is simply unprofitable, they will fly half empty.
  8. Superjet - a great car, a little more assertive - and the whole sky will be ours!