New Airbus 320 addition to S7 Airlines fleet
This aircraft is the thirtieth A320 family airliner in the company’s fleet
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is proud to announce that it has taken delivery of a new foreign manufactured Airbus A320 modern aircraft. The aircraft has been transferred to S7 Airlines today at a solemn ceremony in Toulouse (France). The airliner has been received on lease terms from the Air Lease Corporation.
The А3201family aircraft make up the bulk of the S7 Airlines fleet. The company’s flight schedule includes many routes, on which these aircraft perform most efficiently. The new airliner has become the thirtieth A320 family aircraft in the S7 Airlines fleet. The total number of aircraft in the company’s fleet has now reached 43.
“In May S7 Airlines will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and we are particularly pleased to offer new modern aircraft to our passengers. We are going to receive six Airbus A320 in the first six months of the year, all of them coming directly from the plant to our fleet. S7 Airlines makes the in-flight security and comfort of its passengers its main priority. The A320 family aircraft fully meet the highest requirements” — Vladimir Obyedkov, Director General of S7 Airlines commented.
According to the delivery schedule the company will receive two more A320 aircrafts in February, followed by another one in April and another two in May.
“We would like to congratulate S7 Airlines, our long-time partner, with this anniversary delivery. The A320 family aircraft are recognized leaders in their market segment in operational reliability, passenger comfort and operational expenses. We are certain, that these key elements will contribute to further success of the company” — Christopher Buckley, Executive Vice-President Europe, Asia and the Pacific of Airbus said.
The new Airbus A320 will be based at the Moscow Domodedovo Airport and used to perform flights to Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Munich, Innsbruck and other cities of the S7 Airlines network.
Airbus А3202 is a modern narrow-body aircraft featuring a spacious cabin arrangement and capacious carry-on baggage compartments for better comfort of the passengers. The airliner is designed to carry 158 passengers: eight business class seats and 150 economy class seats. New passenger seats by Recaro (Germany) installed in the cabins will ensure a comfortable flying experience.
The A320 family aircraft are recognized sales leaders in their market segment. Over 8300 aircraft of this type have been sold in total, while more than 5000 have been delivered to 340 customers and operators. The most cutting edge technology in the areas of aerodynamics, engine building and avionics were used in the development of these aircraft. Additionally, the A320 family aircraft have the most spacious and comfortable cabin in their class and are noted for low operational expenses and one of the highest flight regularity indices (99.7%). All aircraft of this type have a unified piloting skill and maintenance requirements, which helps cut down operational expenses even further.
S7 Airlines currently operates one of the most modern and “youngest” aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market. S7 Airlines performs its flights only on aircrafts of the leading manufacturers — Airbus and Boeing. S7 Airlines fleet comprises 43 aircraft: 20 Airbus A319, ten Airbus A320, one Airbus A310, two long haul Boeing 767-300, four Boeing 737-400 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
1 The A320 family includes the А318, А319, А320 and А321 aircraft.
2 Serial number of the new А320 — 5001. AC body length — 37.57 m, cruise speed — 925 km/h, maximum range, fully loaded — 6100 km. The AC is equipped with two CFM56-5B engines.
Airbus is a leading aerospace manufacturer offering a complete line of modern aircrafts with capacities from 100 to over 500 seats. The company has sold more than 11500 aircraft delivered to 440 customers and airline companies all over the world. Over 7000 aircraft have been delivered to operators since the appearance of the company on the market in the early seventies.
S7 Airlines (brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airlines enjoys the widest internal route network in Russia, created on the basis of three air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo), Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo) and Irkutsk. S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia Pacific region.
In 2007 the company has received an official IATA notice of record into the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operators, becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with the operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airline companies in Russia thanks to using the latest achievements in the international passenger services field and active development of its own services.
S7 Airlines is the winner of the Wings of Russia 2010 Award in the Business Project in the Civil Aviation of Russia nomination. S7 Airlines is also the winner of the annual "People's Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia" award.
S7 Airlines currently owns the most modern and one of the "youngest" aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market.
The airline company is part the S7 Group.