All S7 Airlines articles

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    S7 shows zest for low-cost operation in budget carrier brand


    Russian operator S7 Group’s new low-cost carrier division will be branded ‘Citrus’ – a name derived from ‘cities of Russia’ to reflect the airline’s aim of offering point-to-point domestic connections. S7 Group is planning to establish an all-Airbus A320neo fleet for Citrus. It says the first four aircraft will be ...

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    S7 Group to set up new A320neo budget carrier for central Russia


    Russian operator S7 Group is to establish a new low-cost carrier which will commence operations in summer next year. S7 Group says the airline division will exclusively operate Airbus A320neos, four of which are already due to be transferred to the carrier under a preliminary deal. It will ...

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    Russia’s S7 to construct heavy maintenance base at St Petersburg


    Russian operator S7 Group’s engineering division is to construct a new aircraft maintenance centre at St Petersburg capable of performing checks on both Russian-built and Western aircraft types. S7 Technics says the centre is intended to service aircraft from the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families as well as ...

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    S7 overtakes Aeroflot in first quarter after riding domestic wave


    S7 Airlines emerged as the largest passenger carrier in Russia over the first quarter of this year, tipping Aeroflot off the top slot, according to the country’s official civil aviation figures. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that S7 carried 3.56 million passengers over the three-month period compared with ...

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    Russia’s S7 to sell off Cyprus Airways stake


    Russia’s S7 Group is looking to sell its 36.9% stake in Cyprus Airways.

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    S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first 737-800 converted freighter


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has taken delivery of the first of a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters. The aircraft are being leased to the airline by GECAS. Freight division S7 Cargo will take responsibility for commercial management of the 737-800BCF aircraft’s capacity. The first aircraft (VP-BEN) ...

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    Budget airline Pobeda proves resilient as Russian full-year traffic halves


    Russian airlines’ passenger traffic halved over the course of last year, official figures from the federal air transport regulator show. Rosaviatsia states that overall traffic was down by 52% with passenger numbers down 46% to 69.2 million. But the fall was not indiscriminate across the Russian carriers. ...

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    Russia’s S7 introduces premium A319s with low-density layout


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has reconfigured a pair of Airbus A319s to increase premium accommodation on the type for high-demand business routes. The carrier has fitted just 96 seats to the aircraft, including 24 in the business-class cabin. S7’s A319s have featured a single-class arrangement with 144 seats, ...

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    S7 temporarily tops Russian passenger carriage table


    S7 Airlines has temporarily emerged as Russia’s largest individual operator, the aviation regulator shows, as passenger numbers in the country halved to 27.8 million in the first six months of the year. Federal air transport authority Rosaviatsia states that the number of air passengers travelling in Russia was nearly ...

  • S7 A321neo fire

    Probe opens into S7 A321neo start-up engine fire


    Russian investigators are probing an engine fire involving an Airbus A321neo which occurred as the aircraft was preparing to depart Novosibirsk. The twinjet – fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1100G powerplants – had been operating the S75783 service to the Vietnamese resort of Cam Ranh at about 01:30 ...

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    Air Astana completes first A320neo C-check


    Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has completed the first heavy maintenance for its Airbus A320neo aircraft at its Almaty base.

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    S7 Group chief's Epic LT involved in previous accident


    Russian investigators have disclosed that the Epic LT aircraft which crashed killing S7 Group chief Nataliya Fileva was an 11-year old airframe operated by a company identified as Globus.

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    Major S7 shareholder Fileva killed in German air crash


    ​One of Russian carrier S7 Airlines’ key shareholders, Nataliya Fileva, has been killed in a light aircraft accident in Germany.

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    Russia's S7 opts to suspend 737 Max services


    ​Russian carrier S7 Airlines has opted to suspend operation of its Boeing 737 Max jets, apparently without a specific instruction from the country’s civil aviation authority.

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    Russian authority refrains from taking 737 Max measures


    ​Russia’s civil aviation authority has refrained from any action over the Boeing 737 Max 8, but has pointed out that the sole operator of the type previously enhanced crew training on specific characteristics of the twinjet.

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    S7 receives Russia's first 737 Max


    ​S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, the initial example of the re-engined type for a Russian operator.

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    Sukhoi leans towards composite wing on 75-seat Superjet


    Sukhoi's civil aircraft division is concentrating on developing a composite wing for the proposed 75-seat version of its Superjet 100.

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    S7 receives first A321neo


    ​Russia's S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, one of four being leased this year from US firm Air Lease Corporation.

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    Improper engine wash preceded Globus 737 evacuation


    ​Russian investigators have determined that a Globus Boeing 737-800 was evacuated at Moscow after a high-speed aborted take-off, after a smoke alert traced to improper engine cleaning.

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    S7 expects initial Superjet 75 design proposal by year-end


    ​Russia's S7 Airlines is expecting an initial iteration of Sukhoi's Superjet 75 to emerge before the end of this year.