S7 Airlines increased passenger transportation by 12%

18.01.2019

S7 Group Airlines have summed up the results of production activities for 2018. During the past year, the airlines transported 15 959 881 passengers, 12% more than they did in 2017.

Within Russia, 11 552 770 passengers flew with S7 Airlines, 10.5% more than in 2017.
The growth on international routes was 16%. In 2018, the airlines transported 4 406 811 passengers on international flights.

Passenger traffic grew by 11.2% over the course of the year and reached 33 168 569 thousand passengers per km.

“In 2018, S7 Airlines continued actively upgrading its aircraft fleet. We received several new generation airplanes: four Airbus A320 neo, we were among the first among the Russian airlines to get an A321 neo and two Boeing 737 MAX. In addition, we completed the development of the Embraer E170 regional aircraft fleet. This made it possible to expand the route network from the hub airports, including starting new flights from Moscow, Novosibirsk, and St. Petersburg. Last year more than 30 new flights were added to the S7 Airlines map, including those to some exciting travel destinations such as Reykjavik, Tenerife, Sardinia, Bari, and Nha Trang, ” said Igor Veretennikov, S7 Group Commercial Director.

Based on the results of 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline, ranking number sixth in the European Airline Punctuality rating of the OAG Punctuality League 2019. Over the course of the past year, 82% of the flights were operated without delays.

Last year, S7 Airlines, together with the “Gazpromneft-Aero” operator and Alfa-Bank, became the first one in Russia to refuel the aircraft using digital smart contracts based on the blockchain technology.

At the end of last year, S7 Airlines migrated to Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS), the most modern passenger service system, which includes advanced IT solutions in the field of airline resource management, booking, ticketing, and passenger check-in. The system provides an opportunity for further improvement and optimization of internal processes, allowing passengers to appreciate the new approach to travel organization in the nearest future.

Air tickets can be purchased at s7.ru, through the iPhone app or the Android app, and at any S7 sales office. You can also learn accurate flight information, book and buy tickets by calling our Contact Centre at 8 800 700–0707 (free for Russia).


S7 Airlines (a brand of Sibir Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.

The airline has a wide network of domestic routes, with their home base at the air transportation hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to the CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2007, the airline was formally notified by IATA about being accepted to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operators list and became the second air carrier in Russia to successfully pass the entire international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.

S7 Airlines leverages the global aviation industry’s latest developments in customer service and is actively growing its offerings.

Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern fleet of aircraft in the Russian air transportation market. All the flights of the airline are operated on aircraft of the world’s leading manufacturers — Airbus, Boeing, Embraer.

S7 Airlines is included in the list of the TOP-100 best airlines in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe according to the reputable international rating Skytrax.

As of year-end 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline, ranking sixth in OAG Punctuality League 2019, the European airline punctuality rating.

In 2017, S7 Airlines became the recipient of the Skyway Service Award in two nominations: the best airline in the “Economy Class, Domestic Regular Transportation” category and the “Best Online Service for Customers” category. S7 Airlines is also the recipient of the Safety Leaders Award in the “Transport Safety: Flight Safety” nomination.

S7 Airlines has been repeatedly awarded the Cannes Lions advertising festival prize for its projects, and has received “My Planet” national award for its innovations in the field of travel.

The airline is a member of the S7 Group of companies. In 2018, the airline group carried more than 15.9 million passengers.


1Siberia Airlines and Globus Airlines, which operate flights under the single S7 Airlines brand


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