Pobeda (DP, Moscow Vnukovo) is set to add an additional eighteen B737-800s to its fleet, which currently comprises twelve of the type. News portal Russian Aviation Insider reports that five are due this year, three will be delivered in 2018, and the final ten between 2018-2019.

Of the new aircraft, eight will be leased from Chinese lessor BOC Aviation for a period of ten years. The remaining ten will be leased by parent Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) from SB Leasing Ireland for a maximum period of twelve years. Russian Aviation Insider speculates that these may be the aircraft that were intended for Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow Vnukovo), which has since gone bust. As previously reported, Pobeda plans to acquire a total of forty new aircraft in the coming years.

Pobeda is a low-cost Aeroflot subsidiary which commenced operations in 2014. It serves destinations in Russia, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Armenia, Cyprus, Italy, Georgia and Montenegro. Aeroflot's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Giorgio Callegari, told Bloomberg that Pobeda is unlikely to expand further west with its fleet of 737s. Callegari added that Pobeda has enjoyed a load factor of 90% in 1Q17.