In June, S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, expects to resume flights for all domestic routes that were operated during the winter of 2020 and summer of 2019. Most of the new destinations are being launched as part of the route network development of Siberian hubs in Novosibirsk and Irkutsk.
S7 Airlines is the only airline that operates direct scheduled flights from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, from Novosibirsk to Volgograd and Orenburg, and from Vladivostok to Anadyr.
New southern destinations are being added to the airline’s route network: starting in June, S7 Airlines will offer passengers from Irkutsk direct flights to destinations on the Black Sea coast, including Sochi and Simferopol.
During the summer season, new interregional flights are expanding the geographical reach of S7 Airlines with flights departing from Moscow: In June, regular flights will be available from the Domodedovo Airport to Ulyanovsk and Gelendzhik, the first flights to Makhachkala are scheduled for August.
“The easing of quarantine measures and the traditional seasonality of air travel certainly have an impact on demand. According to our estimates, the market is continuing to recover: in June, we expect passenger traffic to increase by 50% compared to May, and the number of flights to increase by 40%. We expect the positive trends will continue throughout the other months of summer,” says Grigory Davydov, Deputy General Director of Strategy at the S7 Group.
For the first time in the 2020 summer schedule, S7 Airlines will operate flights in its network of routes using Embraer 170s, which were introduced earlier this year: from Novosibirsk to Nizhnekamsk, Magnitogorsk, Barnaul, Kemerovo, Gorno-Altaysk, and Khanty-Mansiysk.
S7 Airlines flights are operated with aircraft produced by the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers. The airline’s fleet includes modern and comfortable airliners such as the Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737-800, and Embraer 170. Cleaning agents are mandatory when cleaning all S7 Airlines flights, and special consideration is given to the surfaces with which passengers come in contact most often, such as folding tables, armrests, and baggage racks.
To facilitate the boarding process, economy class passengers are invited to board in groups starting with the back of the aircraft. To maintain safe distances, when possible, the check-in system assigns seats to passengers across a row and a space apart from each other.
S7 Airlines S7 Airlines (a brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has a wide network of domestic routes built around its hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to countries of the CIS , Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2007, the airline received an official IATA notice of inclusion in the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operator register and became the second airline in Russia to successfully pass the full international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines uses the latest advances of the global aviation industry in passenger service and is actively expanding its offerings.
Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern aircraft fleet on the Russian air transportation market. All of the airline’s flights are operated on aircraft made by the world’s leading manufacturers, including Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.
S7 Airlines is included in the TOP-100 of the best airlines in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe according to the reputable international Skytrax rating. In 2019, S7 Airlines was recognized as the best Russian airline, according to the National Geographic Traveler Awards.
Based on the results of 2019, S7 Airlines is among the top 5 of the most punctual European airline, according to the ratings by OAG and Cirium, reputable analytical agencies.
S7 Airlines is one of the most environmentally friendly air carriers in the world, according to the Atmosfair environmental organization. In 2018, the airline ranked 16th in the world rating.
In 2019, S7 Airlines was included in the ranking of the most attractive employers in Russia, according to Forbes, where it was recognized the best among airlines.
At the end of 2018, S7 Airlines became the recipient of the Skyway Service Award in two categories: the Best Airline in the Economy Class, Domestic Regular Flights and the Best Loyalty Program categories. S7 Airlines is the winner of the Safety Leaders Award in the Transport Safety: Flight Safety nomination.
S7 Airlines has been repeatedly awarded the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Prize for its advertising projects and received My Planet Travel Award for discoveries in the field of travel.
The airline is part of the S7 Group of companies. In 2019, the group’s airlines transported more than 17.9 million passengers.