S7 Company Announced the Name of the New Low-Cost Airline
OREANDA-NEWS. The new Russian low-cost airline will be called Citrus, S7 reports.
"The name not only reflects the airline's goal of connecting Russian cities (Cities of Russia), but also offers passengers a vibrant and positive travel experience."
The company notes that the route network of the new carrier will be focused on direct interregional routes, mainly in central Russia, bypassing Moscow and the Moscow region. The low-cost airline's route network will focus on direct interregional routes, mainly in central Russia, bypassing Moscow and the Moscow region. The flights will be operated by Airbus A320neo. "A preliminary agreement has already been signed for the supply of the first four airliners. In the first three years, the airline plans to increase its fleet by 6-8 aircraft annually. According to forecasts, in 2024, the low-cost airline's fleet will number more than 20 aircraft," S7 said in a press release.
The low-cost airline's fleet will consist entirely of new Airbus A320neo aircraft. A preliminary agreement for the delivery of the first four liners has already been signed. In the first three years, the airline intends to purchase six to eight aircraft annually. The fleet is expected to have more than 20 aircraft by 2024.
The company expects that the passenger traffic in the first year will be about a million people, and after two years it will be able to reach six to seven million. The sale of air tickets will open in the spring of 2022, and the start of flights is scheduled for July 2022.