New Airbus 320 joins S7 fleet


New Airbus 320 joins S7 fleet

S7 Airlineshas announced the addition of a new Airbus A320 to its fleet. The aircraft arrived directly from the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France.

The airliner made its first flight today, 10th April 2013, on flight number 174 from Novosibirsk to Moscow. In the future it will be based at Moscow Domodedovo airport, making flights to Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, Barnaul, Novosibirsk, and other cities on the airline’s route network.

The aeroplanewas received on lease terms from Air Lease Corporation. The Airbus A320 is a modern narrow-body aircraft featuring spacious cabins and capacious carry-on baggage compartments. The A320 family of aircrafts make up the bulk of the S7 Airlines fleet, as they best meet the needs of passengers on the company’s route network. The new aircraft is the 36thone of its type in the S7 Airlines fleet.

The aircraft is designed to carry 158 passengers: eight in business class and 150 in economy class. The cabin is equipped with modern Recaro seats from Germany, ensuring the most comfortable flight experience possible.

By the summer season S7 Airlines expects to receive another Airbus A320. Currently, the company’s fleet comprises 52 aircraft: 20 Airbus A319s, 16 Airbus A320 aircrafts, one Airbus A310, two long-haul Boeing 767-300s, four Boeing 737-400s, and nine Boeing 737-800s. S7 Airlines enjoys the newest and modern fleet in the Russian air transport market.

S7 Airlines (a brand of Siberia Airlines, is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.

The airline has the widest internal route network in Russia, created on the basis of air transport hubs at Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, the Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia Pacific region.

In 2007 the company received an official IATA Notice of Record into the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with these operational safety standards.

S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airline companies in Russia thanks to the use of the latest advances in the international passenger services field, and active development of its own services.

S7 Airlines was the winner of the Wings of Russia 2010 Award in the ‘Business Project in Civil Aviation of Russia’ category. S7 Airlines has also been winner of the annual People's Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia award.

S7 Airlines currently owns one of the newest and most modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market.

The airline is part of the S7 Group.

Serial number 5559; length 37.57 m; cruising speed 925 km/h; range 6100 km fully loaded. The aircraft is equipped with CFM56-5B engines.