S7 Airlines introduces the Airbus A319 on regular flights

05.07.2006

The airplane arrived at S7’s airport base in Novosibirsk on June 30th where it was certified, registered and declared ready for regular S7 scheduled flights after undergoing required customs procedures.

“We plan to use A319s for domestic flights, primarily for towns in western and eastern Siberia. We will also use them for a number of international flights," said Anton Eryomin, S7 Group's Commercial Director.

The A319 will join S7’s family of modern narrow fuselage Airbus vessels, which already includes the A318, the A320 and the A321. All of the A319 planes purchased by S7 have been painted bright green to match the company's new image and are equipped with CFM56-5 engines manufactured by CFM International. Each plane features a spacious, comfortable dual-class layout designed to carry up to 128 passengers.

“The results of several independent surveys show that passengers want spacious, comfortable, wider seating like that found in the A320 group. Carriers and investors have also shown a strong preference for these planes because of their modern build and economic efficiency,” Airbus stated.

S7 introduced Airbus planes on the airline’s routes in July 2004 after the successful introduction of two A310 aircrafts for commercial flights. The company now has 8 wide fuselage twin-engine planes.

Over the last five years S7 took the lead in passenger volume among domestic Russian airlines. In 2005 the company served over 4.2 mln passengers. In early 2006, the airline placed first among freight carriers within Russia.

To learn more about S7's flight schedules, availability on specific flights or to purchase a ticket, visit our site at www.s7.ru or call (toll-free from Russia).

S7 Airlines is the registered trademark of Sibir Airlines.


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