S7 Group reports of 5.6% increase in 2015 passenger volume compared to last year

Novosibirsk, Russia, 2016-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Group1 member airlines summarized the results of their activity in 2015. During the last year 10 630 767 passengers used the services of S7 Airlines, which is 5.6% more than a year before.

During the whole year a more intensive growth was indicated on domestic routes – within 12 months the Group member airlines carried within Russia over 7 569 202 passengers, which is 11.7 % more, than in 2014. New destinations and Russian cities were added to the S7 Airlines route network, among them are Nizhnekamsk, Salekhard, Mirny, Blagoveshchensk.

The total number of performed flights increased by 3% up to 88 695. The passenger turnover in January-December 2015 grew by 3% up to 21 781 909 thousand pkm., cargo turnover grew by 2.5% and reached 2 070 490 thousand tkm.

In 2015 S7 Airlines was rated the most punctual airline in the world for seven months, becoming the leader of the international FlightStats rating, moreover it was the punctuality leader of the Domodedovo Airport, the airline’s main hub.

Now flying with S7 Airlines is even more convenient – last year the airline shifted to a new flexible fare system. Now passengers have an opportunity to choose, what they really need in a trip, and pay only for those services, which they use. E.g. if a passenger is sure of the trip dates and is travelling only with carry-on baggage, he/she can choose Economy Basic Fare. Such ticket is not refundable, it includes one piece of carry-on baggage up to 10 kg, but the ticket cost is significantly lower.

“The results of 2015 correspond to our forecasts. In 2016 we will offer more travel destinations to S7 Airlines passengers. New internal and international routes will appear in the airline’s schedule. Tickets to new flights to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Spanish Malaga, Ibiza and Greek Rhodes are already on sale. Our passengers from Novosibirsk will be able to take direct flights to Krasnodar and Mineralnye Vody. Moreover during the year we will increase the frequency of flights on 45 existing internal and international routes”, Igor Veretennikov, S7 Group Strategy Director, noted.

Air tickets can be purchased at www.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, 8-800-200-000-7 (free for Russia).

S7 Airlines (“Siberia” airlines brand, www.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 airline’s flights are operated on aircrafts of the world’s leading producers – Airbus and Boeing.

S7 Airlines was a multiple winner of the Wings of Russia National Aviation Awards in different categories. The airline was also the winner of the annual “People’s Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia” Award.

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.

The airline is a member of the S7 Group of companies. In 2015 Group member airlines carried 10.5 million passengers.

1 “Siberia” and “Globus” airlines, which operate under the S7 Airlines brand.

SOURCE: S7 Airlines