S7 Airlines to fly to the Island of Haynang from Novosibirsk
Haynang (translated from Chinese as “the island south of the sea”) is a large tropical island located off the southern coast of China. Being on the same latitude as the Hawaii Islands, Haynang shares with them similar climatic conditions which justify its nickname, “Eastern Hawaii”. Owing to abundance of tourist resources and beach recreation opportunities, the island enjoys popularity with tourists from Europe, Japan, and most recently — from Russia as well. Most seats on those flights are reserved for tourist companies (with S7 TOUR acting as a consolidator), but some are planned to be left for free booking, too.
Novosibirsk will be the third Russian city, after Moscow and St. Petersburg, to serve regular flights to Haynang. A convenient time of departure (at midnight on Tuesdays) will allow tourists from all of West Siberia to come just in time for flight. The flights will be arriving at Sanya at 9 a.m.
Modernization of the S7 Airlines aircraft fleet, enlarging the percentage of modern foreign-made planes allows the lowering of fuel consumption by 22%, down to 34.7 grams per seat-kilometer. This will allow saving more than 100,000,000 USD in comparison with 2004.
Also since the beginning of 2007, the electronic ticket (e-ticket) program has been actively developed. All the systems, connected to this program, worked in test mode in March, and in April the electronic ticket sales to many destinations started being used through S7 Airlines own reservations offices and through the company’s website www.s7.ru.
S7 Airlines is the largest airline on Russian domestic airways and in this segment is in the world’s TOP-10 air carriers. In the sphere of international flight transportation the airline is firmly in second place in Russia. In 2006 S7 Airlines made over 40,000 flights, on which 4,900,000 passengers and more than 28,000 tons of cargo and mail were transported. It is planned that in 2007 the S7 flights will transport about 5,400,000 passengers and the revenues will exceed 1 billion USD, and the EBITDA growth will be over 34% (EBITDA in 2006 was 38 million of USD).