S7 Retail Chain Passes IATA Certification


The agency’s accession to the IATA allows it to issue domestic and international tickets on the flights of all the IATA member airlines. The agency’s priority is to work with S7 Airlines, the leader on Russia’s domestic transport market.

The certificate allows the agency to raise its status on Russia’s corporate and tourism services market.

IATA accreditation confirms that the qualifications of our personnel and the technical capabilities of our offices are in conformity with world standards. The IATA has set strict requirements with regard to the level of training of personnel involved in issuing airline tickets and accepts bank guarantees about the solvency of the agency only from banks that have Bank of Russia licenses and are rated by international agencies (Moody’s, Standard & Poors) or that are ranked in the top 100 in the official rankings of Russian banks.

In 2007 the S7 retail chain was ranked first by number of tickets sold according to the joint ranking of Kommersant Publishing House and the Turinfo Information Agency. In 2007, the companies of S7 Group sold 1.12m airline tickets. This is more than twice the number sold by the number 2 company in the ranking.

* The IATA is the international association of air carriers. The organization accredits all the regular flights of all its member airlines (the first three numbers on any international ticket are the air carrier’s IATA code. S7 Airlines’ code is 421). The IATA also sets norms for international pricing policy and accredits travel agencies.

OOO S7 Ticket is the largest ticket sales agent for S7 Airlines, accounting for 20% of the carrier’s total sales, and is a subsidiary of S7 Group.

S7 Ticket is accredited by the Transport Clearing Chamber and sells tickets on the blanks of the TCC. In 2007 the company’s sales increased by 36% from 2006 to 6.5 billion rubles.

Thanks to its expansive chain of sales offices covering most of Russia’s regions, S7 Ticket is one of the largest nationwide retail chains of tourism services, air and rail tickets. S7 Ticket is the retail sales chain of the travel agency S7 Tour.

Today the chain includes 92 points of sale in 42 cities of Russia including 22 airport counters and 35 integrated offices that sell air tickets and tourism services in 25 cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Yakutia, Nizhnevartovsk, Novy Urengoi, Ulan-Ude, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Ufa and Barnaul).

In 2007 the company sold more than 1,000,000 airline tickets on international and domestic flights. Tickets on S7 Airlines flights accounted for about 80% of the total number of airline tickets sold.

The customer service center of S7 Airlines and S7 Ticket works 24 hours a day and is ready to answer any question you may have. Call:
(toll-free in Russia) for airline tickets or
8-800-200-07-88 (toll-free in Russia) for tourism services.

S7 Tour is a model of a tourism holding company that is unique on the Russian market, combining an airline, travel agency and retail sales chain under a single brand. More than 260,000 tourists made a purchase from S7 Tour in 2007. The company had sales of US$221,000,000 in 2007.

S7 Tour has fourteen years of international experience. S7 Group’s tourism unit took fourth place for the year 2007 in the annual ranking of Russian tour operators prepared by Kommersant Publishing House and the Turinfo Information Agency.