S7 Airlines the only Russian airline to receive GREEN status from IATA Fast Travel Program

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2018-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, is the first airline in Russia to receive a certificate confirming its GREEN status in the Fast Travel Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The program is aimed at simplifying airport procedures for passengers.

IATA appreciated S7 Airlines’s efforts to improve passenger self-service options that ensure a faster and more convenient flight check-in process. S7 Airlines is the only Russian airline to receive such a certificate from IATA.

The award of the GREEN status confirms that the airline has implemented, at least at one airport, the three mandatory projects of the Fast Travel Program — online flight check-in, remote rebooking, luggage self check-in — and at least one of the three optional ones: self-application for lost luggage search, boardng at the gate via turnstiles, self-validation of travel documents, including visas.

“We are constantly leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to upgrade and improve our passenger services, which allows us to minimize the time spent on airport procedures. This year, we introduced the luggage self check-in service and it is now available at the Domodedovo airport, our main hub. Currently a passenger can pass through all the procedures without the help of the airline staff, which makes it possible to avoid having to wait in line even at the peak hours and to save time. We are pleased that IATA gave a high rating to our work in this area,” said Svetlana Kulyukina, Director of S7 Group’s Passenger Experience Department.

“We are very happy to give this award to S7 Airlines. It confirms the airline’s active support to initiatives that simplify the airport procedures for passengers through the implementation of the IATA Fast Travel Program technologies. Continuing our collaboration with S7 Airlines and the Domodedovo airport, IATA hopes for further joint efforts as the introduction of new technologies and improvement of passenger services are the key elements of the air transportation industry’s stability. The implementation of these initiatives by S7 Airlines at one airport is a substantial step forward not just for the airline but for Russia in general. We hope that these universally recognized initiatives will soon be implemented at other Russian airports as well,” says Nuria Fermoso, Regional Program Manager for Service Improvement for IATA Passengers in Europe.

The IATA Fast Travel program is aimed at the improvement of airlines’ self-services for the convenience of passengers throughout their travel experience and reduction of carriers’ costs at the industry scale.

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S7 Airlines (“Siberia” airlines brand, s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.

The airline has a wide internal route network, created on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of  Independent States (CIS), Europe, the Near East, Southeast Asia and countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2007 the company received an official IATA certificate as an IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operator, becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with operational safety standards.

S7 Airlines is one of the most reliable airlines of Russia, it implements latest achievements of the world’s industry in passenger services and develops its own services dynamically.

Today S7 Airlines has the newest and one of the most modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market. All flights of the airline are performed by the aircraft of the world’s leading manufacturers.

S7 Airlines is in top 100 of the best airlines of the world and ranks third in the Eastern Europe, as indicated by the authoritative international rating Skytrax.

S7 Airlines is among the top 5 of the most reputable Russian companies of 2017 and ranks the fourth among the most desirable Russian employers.

S7 Airlines is a Safety Leaders Award winner in “Transportation Safety: Flight Safety” category.

S7 Airlines was a multiple winner of the Wings of Russia National Aviation Awards in different categories.

S7 Airlines was a multiple winner of the Cannes Lions advertising festival awards for implemented projects, and My Planet National Awards for discoveries in travel sphere.

S7 Airlines won “Best Russian Airline” at 2015 National Geographic Traveler Awards.

At the end of 2016, S7 Airlines became the winner of Skyway Service Award aviation award in three categories: the best airline in category “Economy Class, Domestic Scheduled Services”, “Best Loyalty Program” and “Best Online Customer Services”.

The airline is a member of the S7 Group of companies. In 2017 Group member airlines carried more than 14.2 million passengers.


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