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 aeroplane1 was 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.
The airline has a wide internal route network, created on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo).
In 2007 the company received an official IATA certificate as an IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operator, becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is among the top 5 of the most reputable Russian companies of 2017 and ranks the fourth among the most desirable Russian employers.
At the end of 2016, S7 Airlines became the winner of Skyway Service Award aviation award in three categories: the best airline in category “Economy Class, Domestic Scheduled Services”, “Best Loyalty Program” and “Best Online Customer Services”.
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1 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.