S7 Airlines and British Airways sign a code-sharing agreement
The airlines' joint flights will begin on 8 February 2011. Flights from the regions to Moscow fly on S7 Airlines planes, and those from Moscow to London will be on British Airways aircraft. The Moscow — London route will be served three times a day, giving passengers the best choices for making connections.
S7 Group Deputy Chief Executive Anton Eremin said: “We are happy to improve our cooperation with British Airways. Code-sharing partnerships afford passengers from both companies’ wide opportunities: new flights are always appearing to countries and cities, and the frequency of flights is increasing on already-existing flights. For our passengers' convenience, a single ticket can be issued for the flight all the way through to the final destination.”
British Airways General Manager Europe and Africa, Gavin Halliday, said: “Russia is an important market for us and we are pleased that our relationship with S7 is developing well. The code-share with S7 will give our customers much better access to many more cities across Russia and help S7 customers take advantage of better links to Heathrow Terminal 5.”
British Airways is now S7 Airlines' ninth code-sharing partner.
Both S7 Airlines and British Airways are members of the oneworld global airline alliance.
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S7 Airlines is Russia’s leading airline in terms of network, domestic passenger carryings, customer service quality and innovation S7 is a member of oneworld global airline alliance.
It is the first carrier in Russia to convert to an all Western-built Airbus and Boeing fleet and the first to adopt full electronic ticketing and on-line reservations and sales. It holds the internationally recognised IOSA (International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit)
S7 offers a two-class product to international standards on all departures — Business Class and Economy.
Its fleet, decorated in a distinctive bright green livery, includes 28 Airbus A320 family types, one Airbus A310, two Boeing 767s, four Boeing 737-400s and four Boeing 737-800s, with an average age of nine years.
Its main hub Moscow Domodedovo is the capital’s most modern airport. Its secondary hubs are Novosibirsk and Irkutsk.
S7 is one the most progressive airlines in Russia giving passengers new standards of service, supported by the use of latest technology. Tracing its origins back to 1957, it changed its brand name from Sibir Airlines to S7 Airlines five years ago with a radical rebranding to make it stand out from its competitors as customer-friendly, quality, modern carrier — winning the annual national award “People’s mark / Brand No 1 in Russia”.
S7 has code-share agreement with oneworld alliance partners Iberia and Royal Jordanian. S7 also code-shares with oneworld member elect airberlin.
The airline generated profits of US$151 million (operating) and US$18 million (net) in 2009 on revenues of US$1.1 billion. S7 employs 2,596 staff and uses SITA as its main IT platform. S7 Airlines is a part of S7 Group.