Siberia airlines 2003 provisional operation summary
For 2003, Siberia Airlines had operated 24,082 flights. It carried 397,000 passengers, which is 26.1% more than in 2002. 58.4% of the total number of passengers was carried on domestic flights (DF), 41.6% - on international flights (IF). Compared to 2002, the company's traffic has grown by 20.7% and amounted to 9,248,000.00 pkm. In 2003, the volume of cargo and mail had grown by 10% and amounted to 21,019 tons.
In the past year, the passenger seat turnover made up 79.4%, and the revenue load amounted to 75.4%, which is, respectively, 6.5% and 5.6% higher than in 2002.
Over the past year, Siberia Airlines had introduced 15 regular flights. New flights from Moscow were arranged to Vladikavkaz, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Dusseldorf, Frankfurt-on-Main (both in Germany), Nizhny Novgorod, Novokuznetsk (night flight) and Tbilisi (Georgia). From Novosibirsk, new regular flights were introduced to Bangkok (Thailand), Mineralnye Vody, Rostov-on-Don, Surgut and Ulan-Ude. New flights from Irkutsk were arranged to Saint-Petersburg, Seol and Dalian. In addition, a number of routes were supplemented with higher flight frequency.
In 2003, Siberia Airlines became the first company in Russia to start operating commercial flights at super-cheap tariffs. A minimal ticket price on Moscow-Nizhniy Novgorod flight is 300 rubles, with an average economy-class ticket price up to 900 rubles. This price schedule on daily flights from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod will remain the same in 2004.
In 2003, the total number of Siberia Airlines flight hours amounted to 80.6 thousand. The largest number of flight hours was registered on Il-86 and Tu-154M aircrafts (by 14% and 18%, respectively). The number of flight hours on Tu-154 went down by 11%, as this aircraft was replaced with a more economic Tu-154M to operate on domestic flights. The number of flight hours on Tu-204 remained the same as in 2003.
Labor productivity in Siberia Airlines has also gone up. Its various indicators have grown by 10 - C15%. The number of passengers carried as per one employee exceeded 690.
The year 2003 witnessed a successful development of a strategic alliance between Siberia Airlines and Armavia Airlines (Armenia). With Siberia Airlines support Armavia has turned into the largest Armenian air carrier, with well-justified claims for the national carrier status. In addition, the experts of Siberia and Armavia Airlines have mastered two new types of aircrafts: 320 and ATR-42.
In 2003, Siberia Airlines became the first Russian company to be awarded with the International prize Flight International Aerospace Awards under "Corporative Strategy" nomination.