S7 Airlines Increases Number of Regular Flights


In addition, S7 Airlines is actively expanding regular international flights. Fully 38.3% more passengers were transported on S7 Airlines regular international flights in the first five months of 2008 than during the same period of last year.

The increase in the number of aviation passengers was due to the opening of new regular flights from Moscow to Chisinau (Moldova), Dublin (Ireland), Tbilisi and Kutaisi (Georgia).

S7 Airlines’ production indicators for May 2008:

IndicatorsUnits of measurementMay 2007May 2008Growth rate 07/08 Passengers transported (regular + charter) people 423,818 501,191 18.3% Passenger-kilometers millions 1,000.6 1,177.9 17.7% Cargo + mail metric tons 2,738 3,861 57.1% including on international routes metric tons 237 361 52.3% including on domestic routes metric tons 2,738 3,719 35.8% Cargo ton-kilometers thousands 97,871 117,123 37.8% Occupancy rate % 77.5 78.7 +1.2 percentage points Commercial capacity utilization % 72.3 73.6 +1.3 percentage points

S7 Airlines is the largest airline on Russia’s domestic routes and one of the world’s top 50 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.