S7 Airlines Confirms leadership on Russia’s Domestic Routes


The volumes of transported cargo and mail increased by 44%.

The increase is attributed to the expansion of the S7 Airlines route network and the increased frequency of flights on existing routes. S7 Airlines flew 22% more flights during the period from January-July 2008 than during the same period of last year.

S7 Airlines Operational Indicators for January-July 2008:

IndicatorsUnits of measurementJan-Jul 2007Jan-Jul 2008Growth rate (%) 2007/2008 Number of passenger trips (regular + charter) people 2,920,597 3,499,599 19.8% Passenger-kilometers millions 7,181.6 8,484.2 18.1% Cargo + mail tonnes 16,543 23,825 44% Cargo tonne-kilometers thousands 692,381 833,577 20.4% Passenger load factor % 79.4 79.2 -0.2 perc. pts. Cargo load factor % 73.1 73.5 +0.4 perc. pts.

OAO Sibir Airlines (the S7 Airlines brand) is the largest airline on Russia’s domestic routes and one of the top 50 airlines in the world in this segment.

In 2007 the company received an official notification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about the airline’s certification in that organization, becoming the second carrier in Russia to successfully pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit.

S7 Airlines is one of Russia’s most stable airlines, incorporating the latest achievements of the world industry in the servicing of passengers and actively expanding its service. S7 Airlines won the annual national “People’s Brand / Brand No. 1 in Russia” prize in 2007.