First Airbus A321neo in Russia joins S7 fleet
Today S7 Airlines, a member of the global alliance oneworld, announced that it had received its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The jet airliner joins the airline’s fleet directly from the Airbus factory in Hamburg.
S7 Airlines received the new Airbus A321neo on lease from its partner, Air Lease Corporation. Three more deliveries of these jet airliners are expected by the end of the year. In the nearest future, flight routes from Moscow to Irkutsk and Burgas will be operated by the new aircraft.
“S7 Airlines continues to update its aircraft fleet by using the latest innovations from the largest manufacturers in the world. The new Airbus A321neo will enable our company to increase its operating capacity inside Russia, and offer new international flight routes to our passengers. We are glad that S7 Airline passengers will be the first to enjoy the comfort of flying in these modern aircraft,” noted Vladimir Obyedkov, S7 Airlines CEO.
Jet airliners from the Airbus A320neo family are the quietest aircraft in their class. The aircraft’s external noise levels are 19 dB lower than the requirements listed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, Chapter IV), while its noise print range on takeoff is 50 % less than that of the previous generation airplanes.
The jet airliner has the most spacious cabin in comparison to its competitors, improved sound proofing, ample room in its overhead compartments and more space for hand luggage under its seats. The overhead panels above the seats are equipped with LED lamps for reading, emitting light that is well tolerated by the human eye.
The state-of-the-art air conditioning system guarantees air freshness and uniform air distribution throughout the aircraft cabin, and allows for complete air circulation every 2 minutes.
The new S7 Airline Airbus A321neo is designed to transport 8 passengers in business class and 195 passengers in economy class. Its modern seats are equipped with USB-enabled power outlets with special holders for mobile devices. A miniature triple support at eye-level allows passengers to secure their tablet PCs on the back of the seat in front of them.
In summer 2017, S7 Airlines was the first Russian airline to receive a modern aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family. And now the fleet of the airline includes six Airbus A320neo jets and one Airbus A321neo aircraft.
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.