Interline agreement between s7 airlines and silk air
On September 20, a bilateral agreement on the reciprocal acceptance of travel documents (an interline agreement) between S7 Airlines and SilkAir came into effect.
It is now possible to arrange air travel between any points on the flight networks of S7 Airlines and SilkAir using a single form provided by either of these airlines, which saves passengers time and money. SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is a major regional carrier in South-East Asia and operates flights between Singapore and 26 other cities in 9 countries in the region. SilkAir’s flight network includes both tourist and business routes. SilkAir has received 12 industry awards in the last 11 years for the quality of its services.
“The conclusion of this interline agreement is the next step in the development of three-way relations between S7 Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and SilkAir. Our cooperation will expand in the future as well. For instance, our passengers will very shortly be able to take advantage of joint fare offers,” said Dmitry Pavlushin, head of the Interline Department at S7 Group.
SilkAir currently operates 13 aircraft —8 A320-200 Airbuses and 5 A319-100 Airbuses. This is the youngest flight in the region. More details can be found on the airline’s website, www.silkair.com.
S7 Airlines is an active member of IATA (the International Air Transport Association), and is gradually expanding the geographical scope of its international flights. In recent years it has worked intensively to conclude interline agreements with other airlines. At present, it has such agreements with more than 60 airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Korean Air, Air China, Qantas Airways, Delta, Thai Airways, and Iberia.
You can find a flight timetable, check seat availability and book tickets on the company’s official website, www.s7.ru, or by calling (free from within Russia). In 2005, S7 Airlines became the first Russian carrier to give its passengers the chance to buy tickets on the internet right from their own computer.
For the last five years, the company has been one of the biggest Russian domestic airlines in terms of passenger numbers. In 2005, S7 Airlines carried a total of 4,200,000 passengers. At the start of this year, it became Russia’s number one domestic cargo carrier.
In the first half of 2006, the airline carried out 18,045 flights, a rise of 33% (or 4,464 flights) on the figure for the first half of 2005. The number of passengers it carried was 2,126,000, a rise of 26.8% (or 450,000 passengers) on the figure for the first half of 2005.