S7 Airlines has launched an in-flight entertainment system
S7 Airlines is offering passengers an opportunity to use in-flight entertainment while on board. The entertainment content is available in test mode on the airline’s flights operated on Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
Now, S7 Airlines passengers have an opportunity to watch movies, TV shows, and children’s cartoons, listen to music and audio performances, read books, and track their flight on a special map. The system also allows passengers to submit their reviews to S7 Airlines using a feedback form and to view a map of Domodedovo hub airport with information on connecting flights.
Free entertainment content is hosted on a local area network, which can be accessed with any personal electronic device, including a smartphone, a tablet, and a laptop.
“We expect the new service to be popular. The majority of our passengers travel with tablets or smartphones. Now there is no need to download movies or music in advance. All you need to do is connect to the local network and make a choice. Content will be constantly expanded and updated. We plan to introduce access not only to entertainment, but also to educational programs so that time in flight can be used in the most interesting and useful ways,” noted Svetlana Kulyukina, the director of the S7 Group’s customer experience department.
To access content on the Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo aircraft, it will be necessary to download or update the S7 Media app in advance, before the flight. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play. Once on board, passengers would switch their personal devices to the airplane mode, activate the wireless Wi-Fi connection, and connect to the S7 network. Next, they will open the S7 Media app and follow the instructions.
Passenger seats on the modern aircraft of the Airbus A320neo family in the S7 fleet are equipped with special holders that allow passengers to conveniently adjust their devices to their eye level.
To connect to the system on other Airbus and Boeing aircraft, all that passengers have to do is download or update the S7 Airlines app in advance. Once on board, they switch their devices to the airplane mode, activate the wireless Wi-Fi connection, and connect to the S7 network. When all these steps are completed, passengers would open their browsers and, after being automatically redirected, select the content they wish to view.
Content is broadcast in streaming mode and therefore does not need to be downloaded to the smartphone. Detailed information about how to use the system can always be found in the S7 in-flight magazine.
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.