First to operate the A320neo in Russia
Toulouse, 21 July 2017 – S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, S7’s aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout, (eight business and 156 economy class seats). The airline will operate the aircraft on domestic and international routes. Since the first aircraft entered service in 2004, S7’s Airbus fleet has grown to 44 A320 Family aircraft.
Photo caption, from left to right: Ron Palmatier, Customer Fleet Director – Russia / CIS Region, Pratt & Whitney, Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer BOC Aviation, Vladislav Filev, Co-owner and Member of the Board of Directors, S7 Airlines, Andreas Kramer, Vice President, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Airbus.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel savings at entry into service and up to 20 percent by 2020. With more than 5,000 orders received from over 90 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent market share.