The first Airbus A320neo in Russia joins the S7 Airlines air fleet
S7 Airlines, a oneworld®global airline alliance member, announces that it now has the first Airbus A320neo airliner. Today, the plane has been transferred to the airline at the manufacturer’s factory in Toulouse.
S7 Airlines has become the first Russian airline with the modern Airbus A320neo family aircraft in its air fleet. The airliner was obtained on lease from the leasing company BOC Aviation Limited.
“S7 Airlines is constantly updating its air fleet. We employ the latest developments of the world’s leading manufacturers. Airbus A320neo aircraft are more efficient in operation, their fuel consumption is reduced by 15% and the flight range is longer than that of the previous generation. Soon the passengers of S7 Airlines will be the first in Russia to feel the new level of comfort offered by these modern aircraft. The aircraft of the new family will gradually replace all of the Airbus A320 in the air fleet,” says Vladislav Filev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of S7 Airlines.
“We congratulate our long-standing partner, the S7 Airlines, on receiving the first A320neo aircraft in Russia. We are sure that the airline will appreciate the high fuel efficiency of this model, as well as the advantages of its unification with the existing A320 air fleet. We hope that the aircraft of the A320neo family will become the backbone of the airline fleet in the future,” notes John Leahy, Commerce Director of Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
The S7 Airlines aircraft is equipped with the latest Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines and Sharklets wing tips made of composite materials, which improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft.
Airbus A320neo is the quietest aircraft among the airliners of its class. The level of external noise is 19 dB lower than the ICAO requirements (Chapter 4), and the area of the sound wake when taking off is 50% smaller than that of the aircraft of the previous generation.
The aircraft cabin is the widest among its competitors, it has improved sound insulation, the most capacious overhead bins and more space under the armchairs to accommodate cabin baggage. The interior design of the new aircraft was developed by PriestmanGoode, which based its solutions on light and modern updated corporate identity of S7 Airlines.
The new S7 Airlines airliner is designed to carry 8 business class passengers and 156 economy class passengers. The modern armchairs are equipped with sockets with a USB-connector, as well as with mobile devices holders. A small three-stage stand, located at eye level, allows you to fix a tablet or a smartphone on the back of the chair in front of you.
Airbus specialists upgraded the panels over passenger seats. They are more convenient to use and equipped with LED reading lamps, the light of which is more comfortable for the eyes.
The improved air conditioning system, developed by the manufacturer, guarantees fresh air and its even distribution in the cabin of the aircraft, allowing to completely recirculate the air every two minutes.
The airliner wears the renewed livery of S7 Airlines, developed by the British agency Landor. The new livery is an integral part of the updated, more concise corporate identity of S7 Airlines, which follows the latest trends in graphic design. The primary brand colour is still a bright shade of green, emphasising the unique, progressive and modern character of the airline.
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.