S7 Airlines wins awards for best mobile app
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, has been named the winner for Russia in the MasterCard Mobile Shopping Application Awards. The S7 iPhone app was recognised as the best mobile shopping app available in Russia.
MasterCard held the competition in nine countries: Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Winners were chosen by an independent jury of technology experts. The apps were evaluated on their design and functionality, and on the experience the members of the jury had with them.
“S7 Airlines was the first Russian airline to develop an iPhone application. We strive to make the process of online ticket purchase from any city of our route network as simple, quick and convenient as possible. We would like to thank MasterCard and the members of the jury for such high appreciation of our work,” said Dmitry Chuyko, Director for E-Commerce of S7 Airlines.
The S7 Airlines iPhone app allows passengers to purchase tickets for any S7 Airlines flight, and to check-in, choose a convenient cabin seat, request a boarding pass via email, or download a mobile boarding pass and add it to their Passbook app. The app also allows the purchase of Aeroexpress tickets, for a comfortable train transfer to and from Moscow airports.
“The rapidly growing European markets set the pace in innovations and implementation of new technology. MasterCard is interested in mobile phones as the new generation of payment means. I am happy that in 2013 the competition was held in the region demonstrating a variability of the most progressive innovations, which make a shopping experience an interesting and simple everyday process,” noted Bella Stavchansky, Division President for MasterCard's High Growth European Markets Region.
A total of 110 nominated apps were assessed in the competition. Each winner was awarded a memorable prize and a certificate, as well as the right to use the title of ‘MasterCard Mobile Application Awards’ and the competition logo for a 12-month period. More detailed information on the names and profiles of the competition’s jury members, the terms and conditions of the competition, and qualification and judging criteria, can be found on the MasterCard website.
S7 Airlines (a brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has the widest internal route network in Russia, created on the basis of air transport hubs at Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, the Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia Pacific region.
In 2007 the company received an official IATA Notice of Record into the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with these operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airline companies in Russia thanks to the use of the latest advances in the international passenger services field, and active development of its own services.
S7 Airlines was the winner of the Wings of Russia 2010 Award in the ‘Business Project in Civil Aviation of Russia’ category. S7 Airlines has also been winner of the annual People's Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia award.
S7 Airlines currently owns one of the newest and most modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market.
The airline is part of the S7 Group.