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.
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.
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.