S7 Airlines and Airbus — ten years together
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, celebrates ten years of Airbus aircrafts exploitation. On the anniversary day the airline received another Airbus A320 aircraft.
On the 3rd of July 2004 the first airliner manufactured by Airbus corporation appeared in the airline fleet. Today the manufacturer’s aircrafts make up the bulk of the airline fleet, which is one of the most young and modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market. The average Airbus airliner age is eight years.
“The modern airliner fleet is one of the key advantages of S7 Airlines. We constantly renew the fleet buying new aircrafts and using the latest developments of aircraft manufacturers. Airbus family aircrafts perfectly suit the S7 Airlines route network and allow us to offer our passengers comfortable flights”, Vadim Besperstov, S7 Airlines Strategic Development Director, noted.
Today S7 Airlines obtains a new Airbus A320 liner with production retrofitted sharklets directly from Airbus Tolouse factory. The airline purchased a similar airliner in April 2014. The aircraft is designed to carry 158 passengers in economy and business class cabins. The cabins are equipped with modern Recaro seats (Germany).
Soon after all necessary procedures are accomplished the liner will start operating flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport. First flights will be performed on domestic routes — to Irkutsk, Sochi, Krasnodar, and then on all routes of the S7 Airlines network.
With the new Airbus A320 there will be 43 Airbus aircrafts in the S7 Airlines fleet including 20 Airbus A319, 19 Airbus A320 and four Airbus A321.
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.