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 Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) 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. In 2013 the group member airlines carried more than 9.238 million passengers.