S7 Airlines: New Direct Flight Moscow — Khabarovsk
New regular flight opening is connected with the commencement of implementing S7 Airlines plans for the development of their own Far East route network. Within such program network, the frequency of already existing flights from Khabarovsk to Novosibirsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has been increased; regular flights to Magadan * have started to be performed either. With such purpose, two-class layout (140 economy-class seats and 8 business-class seats) ТU-154М aircraft basing in Khabarovsk airport has been arranged.
“Aircraft basing commencement is an important step for passenger service development in the Far-East region”, Alezandr Ziubr, S7 Airlines Far-East region general representative notes. “We are happy to find understanding and support for our initiatives with Khabarovsk airport management, and are sure that our partnership further development would most positively affect Far-East Federal Region economic relations with other Russian regions”.
Following the beginning of direct flights to Moscow, Khabarovsk and Far East citizens would obtain much greater possibilities for further travel to actually all Russia South big cities, to CIS and European countries whereto S7 Airlines aircrafts use to fly. That would be possible due to the convenient connections availability in Domodedovo Airport, favorable transfer tariffs and passenger and luggage through registration system.
S7 Airlines uses the most up-to-date technologies for passenger servicing, being the first one to actively introduce ane-ticket on domestic air lines starting from April 2007. S7 Airlines offers an e-ticket to their passengers for all their own flights from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and other cities Presently, when making a purchase through www.s7.ru site, having chosen an e-ticket, you would not need going somewhere and picking up a ticket blank, you just print out the itinerary slip which would enter your email, and arrive to the airport for registration. Such novelties shall make the travel pleasant and convenient at the most for a passenger.
There are modern individual business-lounges in Domodedovo (Moscow) and Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) Airports for passenger service, the most extensive route network in Russia , flights to CIS and non-CIS countries, for which favorable transfer tariffs and convenient flight connections are offered. There are always special offers that may be found at www.s7.ru site and tickets that may be bought at preferential web-tariff . Presently, the web-tariff fixed for the flight from Moscow to Khabarovsk amounts to RUB 5,000 (net of dues and fees).
In September 2007, S7 Airlines received an official IATA notification on airline inclusion to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) register of operators and became the second air-carrier in Russia having successfully passed the entire procedure of international audit on compliance with operational safety standards. Inclusion to the register of operators having passed IOSA constitutes the S7 Airlines recognition in the world aviation society as a safe carrier complying with the strictest international requirements.
In 2007, S7 Airlines have continued implementing their air fleet renewal program designed for the next 7 years. There were several major contracts concluded within such program framework with leading world manufacturers of civil aviation techniques, Boeing and Airbus, on new airplanes purchase:
|»||25 Airbus А320, supply commencement — 2009;|
|»||10 Boeing 737-800, supply commencement — 2010;|
|»||15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner, supply commencement — 2014 (the airline would become the first Russian operator of these most up-to-date planes).|
There were also operational leasing agreements concluded with ILFC company for 4 new Airbus А320 planes (delivery — in early 2008) and with Cramington leasing company — for 9 Airbus А319 planes. The first two planes from this А319 lot have been already received by the airline and started performing commercial flights.
*S7 Airlines flights schedule in Khabarovsk:
|Direction||Flight number||Departure time||Arrival time||Weekdays||Aircraft type||Period||Internal flights from Khabarovsk||Khabarovsk — Moscow||12:30||14:00||1__4_6_||А310||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Magadan||11:20||14:40||_2_____||TU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Novosibirsk||15:00||16:05||_2_____||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Novosibirsk||16:35||17:30||_____6_||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky||08:55||13:35||__3__6_||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||08:25||09:40||1___5__||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Khabarovsk — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||09:30||10:30||_2_____||ТU-154||29.10.07-29.03.08||Internal flights to Khabarovsk||Moscow — Khabarovsk||20:00||10:30+||__3_5_7||А310||28.10.07-29.03.08||Magadan — Khabarovsk||16:25||17:55||_2_____||TU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Novosibirsk — Khabarovsk||01:35||10:25||___5___||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Novosibirsk — Khabarovsk||23:05||08:00+||1______||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Khabarovsk||14:00||15:05||_____6_||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Khabarovsk||15:20||16:20||___4__7||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Khabarovsk||12:00||13:00||_2_____||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08||Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Khabarovsk||18:35||19:55||1___5__||ТU-154||28.10.07-29.03.08|
Schedule is commercial one, changes possible.
Photo: Ioury Kabernick