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29 august 2019Main news

New Factory Complex for In-flight Catering Opened at Tolmachevo New Factory Complex for In-flight Catering Opened at Tolmachevo

August 29, we inaugurated at the airport Tolmachevo a new factory complex for in-flight catering. We would like to remind you, that the event dedicated to the beginning of the construction of the new complex was held exactly a year ago — on August 29, 2018.

1 august 2019

S7 Airlines and Air Astana Open Code Share Flights to Kazakhstan

S7 Airlines and Air Astana, partners of Tolmachevo airport, announced the conclusion of a code-sharing agreement, under which the airlines will operate joint flights to Kazakhstan.


Photo by Sergei Dolgodvorov

In the flights schedule to destinations, where the operating air carrier is S7 Airlines (Novosibirsk - Nur-Sultan - Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk - Almaty - Novosibirsk), the code of Air Astana, as the marketing partner for the flight, is placed. In case of destinations, where the operating air carrier is Air Astana (Nur-Sultan - Novosibirsk - Nur-Sultan, Nur-Sultan - St. Petersburg - Nur-Sultan and Almaty - St. Petersburg - Almaty), respectively, the code of S7 Airlines, the marketing partner for the transportation, is placed.

"Flights to Kazakhstan are in strong demand among residents of the Siberian region. Thanks to the partnership with Air Astana, we can offer our passengers from Novosibirsk more opportunities to travel to Nur-Sultan. One can fly to the capital of Kazakhstan on any day of the week. In addition, direct flights to Nur-Sultan and Almaty are now available to passengers from St. Petersburg. I am sure that representatives of local companies, who have established strong business relationship with Kazakh partners, will appreciate the flight convenience and comfort. In our turn, we will be happy to welcome Air Astana passengers on S7 Airlines flights”, says Igor Veretennikov, commercial director of S7 Group.

"Russia is an important market for passenger traffic from Kazakhstan. We see great advantages in expanding our presence in Russia through our partnership. We are pleased to take S7 Airlines passengers aboard Air Astana and offer them the level of service marked by four Skytrax stars. Commencement of flights as part of a code-sharing agreement is an important step in the development of our cooperation, which we plan to strengthen in the future,” notes Richard Ledger, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Air Astana.

Tickets can be purchased on the airline company's website, on the airport website in the "buy ticket" section as well as in the air ticket offices of Tolmachevo airport.

Air Astana is a joint venture of Samryuk-Kazyna NWF (51%) and BAE Systems (49%), and began regular flights on May 15, 2002. The route network includes more than 60 international and domestic flights. The air fleet consists of 35 Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320/A321 and Embraer E190/E190-E2 aircraft. Air Astana is an eight-time Skytrax winner in “The Best Airline Company in Central Asia and India" category, two-time winner of the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018/2019 on TripAdvisor website in the “Regional Asian Carrier” category. US Association APEX awarded Air Astana five stars in the "Major Regional Airline Companies" category in September 2018.

S7 Airlines (Siberia Airlines brand, www.s7.ru) is a member of the global airline alliance One World®. The airline company has a wide network of domestic routes, based on air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to the CIS countries, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific Region. In 2007, the airline company received an official notification of IATA on inclusion in the register of IOSA operators (IATA Operational Safety Audit) 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 uses the latest achievements of the global aviation industry in passenger service and actively develops the service. Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern fleet of aircraft on the Russian air transportation market. All flights of the airline company are operated on aircraft of the world's leading manufacturers - Airbus, Boeing, Embraer. S7 Airlines is in the TOP-100 of the best airline companies in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe in the prestigious international Skytrax rating. Based on the results of 2018, S7 Airlines became the most punctual Russian airline company, ranking sixth in the European OAG punctuality League 2019 airline punctuality rating. Based on the results of 2017, S7 Airlines won the Skyway Service Award in two categories: the best airline company in the "Economy class, domestic scheduled air services" and" Best online services for customers" category. S7 Airlines is the winner of the Safety Leaders Award in the "Transport Security: Flight Operating Safety" S7 Airlines has been awarded many times with the prize of the "Cannes Lions" advertising festival for the implemented projects, it has also been awarded with the national "My Planet" prize for travel breakthroughs. The airline company is also a part of the S7 Group of companies. In 2018 the airline companies of the Group transported more than 15.9 million passengers.

NOVOSIBIRSK A.I. Pokryshkin International Airport (Tolmachevo) named after A.I. Pokryshkin is the largest transit air hub beyond the Urals on the most important destinations between Europe and Asia. Following the results of 2018 the airport serviced 5.909 million passengers. The airport's route network includes more than 95 flight destinations. As of today, the airport offers passengers more than 2000 practical combinations of pairs of connecting routes.

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