“We Are Siberia”: S7 Airlines planted the first 20,000 trees


Today, S7 Airlines carried out the first tree planting, the funds for which were raised as part of the “We Are Siberia” campaign. A team of three hundred people— volunteers of EKA (ЭКА) transregional environmental organization and S7 Airlines employees—planted 5 hectares (538,196 square foot) of young pine and larch trees in the Kochenevsky District of Novosibirsk Oblast.

This active stage of the “We Are Siberia” campaign was started by Vladislav Filyov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of S7 Group. Together with Andrei Travnikov, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region, they planted the first seedlings of the future forest.

“I would like to thank everyone for your personal concern. We are very pleased to know that the idea has found a very wide response. We managed to raise the funds for planting one million trees in the Siberian regions in just one month. We understand that one million trees is only a small contribution, but I am sure that any effort is always better than inaction. I hope that our deed will inspire many others to start similar campaigns,” said Vladislav Filev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of S7 Group.

Famous actors, photographers, and popular bloggers came to support the project and participate in the tree planting. Among them are Gogol Center actor Nikita Kukushkin and St. Petersburg-based contemporary artist Elena Sheidlina, who created a photo project dedicated to the problem of forest fires in Siberia.

The next step will be the planting in Irkutsk Oblast, which will be held in October 2019. In just two years, over a million trees will be planted in the territories available for planting in the Siberian region. You can follow the progress of the project on the s7.ru website. Photo updates will be posted here. The website will also contain information on what areas are being planted, the number of trees planted, how the planted trees are being cared for, and how you can join the campaign as a volunteer.

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.