Ukraine's new An-148 regional jet makes first international commercial flight
The new An-148 regional jet made its first international commercial flight, from Odesa to Moscow (Sheremetyevo), for AeroSvit Airline on Sunday, Interfax-Ukraine learned at Antonov Design Bureau, the aircraft's designer.
The flight took an hour and 50 minutes. In future, the An-148 is scheduled to make three to five flights per week.
Earlier, the An-148 carried passengers only on domestic routes in Ukraine. From July 2 until the beginning of December, the aircraft made more than 460 flights carrying a total of 21,000 passengers.
An An-148-100 aircraft bought by Russia Airlines will start regular flights soon.