The airline carried 11.55 million passengers in domestic flights, which represent an increase of 10.5% YoY. The growth in international destinations was 16% YoY to 4.41 million passengers. The passenger turnover for the year increased by 11.2% and amounted to 33.168 billion passenger-km.
“In 2018, S7 Airlines continued to actively update the air fleet. We received several new generation aircraft: four Airbus A320 neo, the first among Russian airlines Airbus A321neo and two Boeing 737 MAX. In addition, we have completed the formation of the Embraer E170 regional aircraft fleet. This made it possible to develop the route network from the base airports, including opening new regional flights from Moscow, Novosibirsk, and St Petersburg. Last year, more than 30 new flights appeared on the S7 Airlines flight map, including very interesting travel destinations – Reykjavik, Tenerife, Sardinia, Bari, Nyachang”, said Igor Veretennikov, S7 Group Commercial Director.
Following the results of 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline, ranking sixth in the European Punctuality rating. During the last year, 82% of flights of S7 Airlines were operated without delay. In the past year, the airline, together with the operator Gazpromneft-Aero and Alfa-Bank, was the first in Russia to refuel the aircraft using digital smart contracts based on blockchain technology.
At the end of last year, S7 Airlines switched to the most advanced Altea Passenger Service System, which includes advanced IT solutions in the field of airline resource management, booking, ticketing and passenger check-in. The complex provides an opportunity for further improvement and optimization of internal processes, allowing passengers to evaluate a new approach to travel management in the very near future, they also noted in the company.