S7 Airlines supports HC Sibir
S7 Airlines has become a sponsor of Sibir Novosibirsk Hockey Club.
«Novosibirsk is the home city of S7 Airlines; it was here that the airline’s history began. We are happy to support the team, which many of the citizens of Novosibirsk are fans of. It is especially important, as Sibir Hockey Club devotes a lot of effort towards the promotion of sports in the region. The club takes part in the realisation of social programmes aimed at the popularisation of healthy lifestyles, as well as organising sports events for children and teenagers», said Vyacheslav Novikov, General Representative of S7 Airlines at Tolmachevo airport.
HC Sibir has been participating in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) since the championship’s creation. In the 2010/11 season the club reached the playoffs, and won sixth place in the KHL’s East1 conference.
With the support of the Novosibirsk Regional Government, and its Department for Physical Culture and Sports, the club is currently implementing a hockey popularisation programme in the region.
S7 Airlines becomes a club sponsor during a special season - 2012/13 — when HC Sibir celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The team will play Amur (Khabarovsk) on 17th November at the Ice Sports Palace, the Siberians’ home arena.
S7 Airlines (the brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has the widest domestic route network in Russia, created on the basis of three air transport hubs at Moscow (Domodedovo), Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo) and Irkutsk. S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the CIS, Europe, the Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2007 the company received an official IATA certificate as an IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operator, becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most reliable airlines in Russia thanks to its useof the latest advancements 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 «Russian Civil Aviation Business Project» category. S7 Airlines was also the winner of the annual «People's Brand/ Brand No. 1 in Russia» award.
S7 Airlines operates the most modern and one of the newest aircraft fleets in the Russian air transport market.
The airline is part the S7 Group.
1 The Kontinental Hockey League is divided on territorial criteria into two conferences — East and West — each of them consisting of two divisions.