Russia’s S7 airline plans to resume all domestic flights performed during the 2020 winter season and last summer, in June, the company said in a statement on Monday, TASS reports.
“In June, S7 Airlines plans to resume all domestic flights performed in the winter of 2020 and the summer of 2019. The majority of new directions are opened within the framework of development of the destination network of Siberian hubs – Novosibirsk and Irkutsk,” the statement said.
The company expects passenger flow to increase by 50% in June compared with May, while the number of flights – by 40%. Earlier reports said that April passenger flow of S7 dropped by 78.9% in annual terms to 214,000 passengers. May results have not been announced yet.
S7 is the largest private airline in Russia, with the most modern fleet in the Russian air transit market, and among the top three airlines in Eastern Europe, according to the prestigious international Skytrax rating. Based on the 2018 results, S7 Airlines has become the most punctual Russian airline, ranking sixth in the OAG’s Punctuality League 2019, the European rating of airline punctuality.
The airline is also one of the most environmentally friendly carriers in the world, according to the environmental organization “Atmosfair”, with a global rank of 16th place.