Russia’s S7 Group reports 8.3% total growth in passenger traffic

S7 Group comprises S7 Airlines and Globus Domestic traffic grew even faster (Airbus)

S7 Airlines and Globus, the two subsidiary carriers of Russia’s S7 Group, both reported stable growth on domestic and international routes for January 2018. The country’s second biggest airline group transported a total of 1,098 million passengers, up 8.3% year-on-year.

S7 Airlines, a oneworld member, carried 794,606 passengers across Russia, or 9.4% more than in January 2017. Growth on international routes amounted to 5.7% at 303,838 passengers.

The airline’s revenue passenger kilometers increased by 6.9% to 2,240,561; its cargo turnover increased by 6.3% to 209,815 revenue ton kilometers.

“Over the past month, we have noted stable growth both on domestic and international routes,” commented S7 Group CCO Igor Veretennikov. “In the midst of the ski season passengers enjoyed flights to Sochi, Munich, the cities of northern Italy and Austria.”

Earlier this year S7 Airlines became the first among Russian carriers to allow passengers to pay for ancillary services such as seat selection or excess baggage with miles accumulated under the loyalty program S7 Priority.

The airline is building a network of domestic routes using its two hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Asia-Pacific.

In 2017, the S7 Group carriers together transported more than 14.2 million passengers.

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