S7 Airlines’ passenger volumes increase by 12.6%
S7 group airlines1 have summarized the results of their performance in June 2018. Last month, the airlines transported 1,534,999 passengers, 12.6% more than in June 2017.
1,096,528 passengers flew with S7 Airlines domestically, 12.4 % more than in June 2017, while passenger volumes on international flights increased by 13.2%. In June 2018, the airline carried 438,471 passengers on its international flights.
Within a month passenger turnover rose by 8.7% to reach 3,189,746 thousand pkm, while freight turnover increased by 8.2 % to 297,852 thousand tkm.
“Growth in passenger numbers on domestic flights in June stemmed from fans actively travelling on S7 Airlines flights to all the World Cup host cities. Last month we carried approximately 100,000 passengers, whose flights were connected with the football championship. We came to an agreement with airports to schedule additional flights, and increased flight frequency to World Cup host cities around match days in order to ensure that all the fans had an opportunity to comfortably reach destinations where their national teams were scheduled to play. For instance, S7 Airlines had up to 15 flights per day from Moscow to Samara. Besides, at the beginning of June new flight routes were launched, such as Saint Petersburg — Saransk, Novosibirsk — Samara and Novosibirsk — Kazan” Igor Veretennikov, S7 Airlines Commerce Director, noted.
The increase in passenger volumes on international routes was in line with our expectations. The high season of summer vacations has begun, and flights to the seaside are always in high demand among travelers. In June, S7 Airlines carried passengers on its first flights to new destinations, from Moscow to Sardinia (Cagliari and Olbia), Bari, Reykjavik and Gomel; from Saint Petersburg to Copenhagen and Stockholm, and from Novosibirsk to Tokyo.
Last month S7 Airlines continued to revamp its fleet of aircraft and became the first Russian airline to accept delivery of the modern jetliner Airbus A321neo. The aircraft’s distinguishing characteristics include its high performance, improved environmental friendliness, and also increased maximum range of up to 6,500 km. Now S7 Airlines can offer its passengers new international routes and more opportunities to travel around Russia. To date the airline fleet includes 6 Airbus A320neo and 1 Airbus A321neo.
Air tickets can be purchased at s7.ru, through the iPhone app or the Android app, and at any S7 sales office. You can also learn accurate flight information, book and buy tickets by calling our Contact Centre at 8 800 700–0707 (free for Russia).
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.
1 Siberia Airlines and Globus operate flights under the single brand S7 Airlines.