The Russian airline will begin flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg in the coming months.
S7 Airlines (before called Siberia Airlines) is an airline based in Novosibirsk, Russia. As part of the growth in its network of destinations announced the launch of three new routes in the coming months.
Will be 3 flights linking the Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, with the cities of Alicante and Tenerife, in Spain, and Reykjavik, in Iceland.
It will operate on Monday and Thursday and begins on April 26. Departs from Moscow-Domodedovo Airport (DME) at 13:25 local time, and lands at Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) at 19:20 local time. The return flight departs from Tenerife at 20:20, arriving in Moscow at 05:45 the next day.
The route will be operated with Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The route will be operated once a week, on Saturdays, starting next April 28. The flight departs from Pulkovo Airport (LED) at 08:55 local time, and lands at Alicante Airport (ALC) at 12:50. The return flight departs from Alicante at 13:50 and arrives in St. Petersburg at 19:35.
Between June 6 and September 25, S7 will add a second frequency on the route, on Wednesdays, departing from St. Petersburg at 07:25 local time and arriving in Alicante at 11:20. Meanwhile the return departs from the Spanish city at 12:20 and arrives in Saint Petersburg at 18:05.
Both frequencies will be operated with Airbus A319 aircraft.
In addition to the routes to Spain, S7 confirmed the launch of seasonal flights between the Russian capital and Iceland. In this way, the island becomes the 31st country of the airline.
Hlynur Sigurdsson, Commercial Director of Isavia, said: “With the upcoming football World Cup this summer, there is a lot of attention being focused on Russia this year, and having this service means that Keflavik Airport is part of it,”…“Naturally, when the Iceland team makes it to the World Cup Final on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, against Russia of course, our fans will be able to use this direct flight!”
Meanwhile, Igor Veretennikov, CCO of the S7 Group, added: “Despite the harsh climate, Iceland has recently been attracting more and more tourists. Reykjavik, the most northern capital in the world, is a starting point for sophisticated travellers who are going to explore the mysterious and distant country from behind the wheel. From here fans of ecotourism usually start their way to the Thingvellir national park, vigorous Dettifoss waterfall or Husavik, the perfect place to watch whales. Lovers of sightseeing will be interested in the architecture of Reykjavik with its famous Sun Voyager sculpture and the futuristic Hallgrimskirkja church. I am sure that the new destination will be in demand among S7 Airlines passengers from Russia.”
The flights will link the Moscow-Domodedovo Airport (DME) with the Reykjavík-Reflavík Airport (KEF), on Saturdays, starting on June 9.
The plane departs from Moscow at 20:10 local time and arrives in Reykjavik at 22:25. The return flight takes off at 23:25 and arrives at the Russian capital at 07:10 local time.
The route will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with capacity for 176 passengers.