16 october 2018
Presentation of New-Generation Boeing 737 MAX Held in Novosibirsk
On 16 October, Tolmachevo Airport became a place of the press-briefing focused on introduction of the new aircraft type Boeing 737 MAX into S7 Airlines fleet. The aircraft will be based in Novosibirsk and starts flights on 17 October. The new airliner in S7 Airlines fleet may be estimated by passengers of the flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow and Chita.
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Participants of the event were the S7 Group Deputy General Director on Strategy Grigoriy Davydov, General Representative in the Middle Asia countries and Tolmachevo Airport Evgeniy Chernyshev, Commercial Director of JSC “Airport Tolmachevo” Natalya Mzhelskaya, acting Director on Production of JSC “Airport Tolmachevo” Sergey Turaev.
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During the press-briefing, Natalya Mzhelskaya noted that implementation of the joint project for development of the hub in Novosibirsk demonstrated the great results indicating that Airport formed as a large transfer point. Now, Tolmachevo provides at least 3 connecting waves of arrivals and departures within a day, and number of transfer connecting combinations in the S7 Airlines route network achieves 2 000.
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“S7 Airlines continues actively developing the transfer project in cooperation with Tolmachevo Airport, which has been before aimed at establishing the geographically logic connections between the cities of Far East, South-Eastern Asia and China with the European part and south cities of Russia, countries of Europe, Middle East, CIS, —said Natalya Mzhelskaya. — Owing to diversification of the aircraft fleet and delivery of regional aircraft Embraer 170 at the beginning of 2017, S7 Airlines opened the flight program from Novosibirsk on regional routes, providing convenient connections of the regional network with medium-range domestic and international routes”.
“Use of Boeing 737 MAX will expand the horizons for planning of S7 Airlines route network in Tolmachevo Airport and will enable to open new demanded routes and to use in more extent the transfer capabilities of S7 Airlines route network in the Airport” — added Natalya Mzhelskaya.
“The route network for Boeing 737 MAX will be developed based on its main advantage — fuel efficiency. In the today market, when cost of jet fuel is hiogh, it is very important feature. Such routes include the cities of Far East, where cost of jet fuel is higher than the average industry values. While increased flight range offers the new challenges for developing the route network from Novosibirsk. For example, in the second half of December, S7 Airlines will start flight to Vietnam”, — said Grigoriy Davydov, S7 Group Deputy General Director on Strategy.
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After the briefing, S7 Airlines demonstrated the airliner to the representatives of federal and regional mass media on the ramp of Tolmachevo Airport.
Boeing 737 MAX is equipped with two high-performance modern engines CFM-LEAP-1B, enabling to reduce fuel consumption to 15%, and noise footprint — by 40% in comparison with previoius generation narrow-body aircraft. The plane is designed to carry 176 passengers — 8 in business-class and 168 in economic class. Modern passenger seats are equipped with special holders for mobile devices and sockets with USB jack enabling passengers to charge their gadgets during the flight.
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S7 Airlines (Siberia Airlines brand, www.s7.ru) is a member of the global airline alliance oneworld®. S7 Airlines has a wide domestic route network, created on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also operates regular flights within Russia, as well as to CIS countries, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2007, after a successful operational safety audit, the airline was included in the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) register of operators and became the second air carrier in Russia, which successfully passed the full procedure of international audit for compliance with operational safety standards. S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airlines in Russia, using the latest achievements of the global industry in passenger service and actively developing service. Now, S7 Airlines has the most modern and one of the "youngest" fleet in the Russian airline market. All airline flights are operated only on 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 - winner of the Safety Leaders Award in the category "transport Safety: flight safety". S7 Airlines is a multiple winner of the Wings of Russia National Aviation Awards in different categories. S7 Airlines is a multiple winner of the Cannes Lions advertising festival awards for implemented projects, and My Planet National Awards for discoveries in travel sphere. According to the results of 2015 the airline was awarded by the National Geographic Traveller as “The Best Russian airline”. S7 Airlines became the winner of the Skyway Service Award 2017 in two categories: the best airline in “Economy Class, Domestic Scheduled Services” and “Best Online Customer Services”. Together with other companies involved in the air transportation sphere, S7 Airlines forms the S7 Group of companies. In 2017 Group member airlines carried more than 14.2 million passengers.
NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport is the largest air hub east of the Urals on the main air routes between Europe and Asia. The capacity of domestic terminal makes up to 1,800 passengers per hour, and international terminal capacity is 1,300 passengers per hour. The airport has two runways of ICAO I and II categories.
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