Embraer 170-LR aircrafts will be delivered to the S7 Airlines fleet
The airline launches the interregional air transportations development programme
S7 Airlines, oneworld® global aviation alliance member, is going to add Embraer 170-LR aircrafts to its fleet in 2017. A new type of aircrafts is delivered to carry out the interregional air transportations development programme.
17 Embraer 170-LR aircrafts lease agreement is executed with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) leasing company. S7 Airlines will be the first operator of this type of aircrafts in Russia. The first aircrafts are expected to be delivered to the S7 Airlines fleet in spring, 2017, and all 17 aircrafts will be received by the airline during 2017.
The aircrafts are designed to carry 78 passengers in a spacious and comfortable cabin of economy class.
“The receipt of Embraer 170-LR aircrafts will make it possible to develop interregional air transportations in active way. We believe in a huge potential of this segment. At present, the air transportations are focused in Moscow and very often passengers, travelling from cities of the Urals to the Far East, have to fly with connection in capital. The first Embraer aircrafts will be stationed in the Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport, which is conveniently located to bond the regions more efficiently. The new type of the aircrafts will allow us to launch the flights from small and remote towns where it is impossible to use medium-range aircrafts”, — Vladimir Objedkov, S7 Airlines General Director, noted.
“The delivery of E170 aircrafts to the S7 Airlines fleet is a result of thorough analysis of the airline’s increasing demands, — Alec Berger, GECAS President and General Director, noted. – Embraer 170 aircraft is highly cost-effective and perfectly suits for S7 Airlines domestic air transportations development”.
“We welcome S7 Airlines as a member of a growing family of Embraer E-Jets aircrafts operators, — Aryen Mayer, Embraer Civil Aviation Commercial Director, says. – We are very glad to see that E170 aircrafts will be operated by one of the largest Russian airlines, extending the flight network across Russia”.
Within the programme S7 Airlines is planning to develop regional flights firstly from Novosibirsk and Moscow. Embraer aircrafts will be used both on the existing destinations and new regional ones. For example, new flights are planning to be launched from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk, Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk, Novy Urengoy, Chelyabinsk, Perm, to the cities of Kazakhstan, and looking forward, to the remote cities such as Kyzyl, Noyabrsk, Khanty-Mansiysk and others. Residents of these cities will have an opportunity to travel on board the modern major Russian airline aircrafts.
The airline is preparing to receive a new type of aircrafts: new pilots are hired to fly the Embraer 170 aircrafts. The first groups of pilots and stewards are already taking training courses. In total, about 50 flight crews are expected to be put into service till the end of 2017.
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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.