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 Sibir Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has a wide network of domestic routes, with their home base at the air transportation hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to the CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2007, the airline was formally notified by IATA about being accepted to the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operators list and became the second air carrier in Russia to successfully pass the entire international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines leverages the global aviation industry’s latest developments in customer service and is actively growing its offerings.
Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern fleet of aircraft in the Russian air transportation market. All the flights of the airline are operated on aircraft of the world’s leading manufacturers — Airbus, Boeing, Embraer.
S7 Airlines is included in the list of the TOP-100 best airlines in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe according to the reputable international rating Skytrax.
As of year-end 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline, ranking sixth in OAG Punctuality League 2019, the European airline punctuality rating.
In 2017, S7 Airlines became the recipient of the Skyway Service Award in two nominations: the best airline in the “Economy Class, Domestic Regular Transportation” category and the “Best Online Service for Customers” category. S7 Airlines is also the recipient of the Safety Leaders Award in the “Transport Safety: Flight Safety” nomination.
S7 Airlines has been repeatedly awarded the Cannes Lions advertising festival prize for its projects, and has received “My Planet” national award for its innovations in the field of travel.
The airline is a member of the S7 Group of companies. In 2018, the airline group carried more than 15.9 million passengers.