S7 Airlines obtained a new Airbus A320
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, announces obtaining a modern Airbus A320 liner with production retrofitted sharklets.
The aircraft was delivered to the airline directly from the Airbus Toulouse plane factory, the airline obtained it from the lease company “SMBC Aviation Capital” on lease terms. The aircraft is designed to carry 158 passengers in economy and business class cabins. The cabins are already equipped with modern passenger aircraft seats Recaro (Germany) providing maximum comfort during the flight.
The new 2.4 metre high winglets are made from composite materials. Sharklets improve the aerodynamic characteristics of an aircraft, reduce the fuel burn up to 4% over long routes, and offer an increase in range and payload.
This year the airline fleet will be expanded by adding another Airbus liner with production retrofitted sharklets. S7 Airlines will also install new winglets on two aircrafts delivered from the Airbus plane factory earlier.
S7 Airlines started operating Airbus aircrafts in 2004. Airbus A320 family aircrafts make up the bulk of the airline fleet and correspond to the requirements of the route network to the maximum extent. The new aircraft will become the 42nd Airbus family airliner in the S7 Airlines fleet.
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.