S7 Airlines begins flights to Crete


S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, will run regular direct flights from Moscow to Heraklion (Crete), starting on April 26th 2020. Tickets for the new flight are already on sale.

Flights will run up to six times a week. Departures will leave out of Domodedovo at 12:35, and arrive at the Heraklion airport at 16:55 local time. The return flight will depart at 17:45 and arrive in Moscow at 21:55.

"The Greek islands are often among the most popular destinations for summer getaways. We are pleased to offer S7 Airlines passengers a direct flight to Crete, an island where everyone can spend their holiday in comfort. Relaxing beach vacations can be combined with excursions to places that are well known through ancient Greek myths, and active water sports. In addition to this, you can combine travel to Crete with a cruise to Santorini," says Igor Veretennikov, commercial director of the S7 Group. Heraklion is advantageously situated on the island's northern coast, where wonderful beaches stretch out in an endless chain. It is here where Crete's best diving hubs are located, suitable for both beginners and professionals alike.

Members of the S7 Priority loyalty program can earn upwards of 1800 miles for the flight from Moscow to Heraklion, which can be spent on premium airline tickets and extra services. You can redeem S7 Priority miles at any time by purchasing flight tickets using the Miles & Cash method, where part of the cost is paid in miles and part in rubles.

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.