Formed in 2007 and started operations in 2008. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
P O Box 633104
Ob-5, Tolmachevo Aiport
Novosibirsk 115054, Russia
Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow, and its official language is Russian.
January 2007: Globus (GLP) was established as the wholly owned charter arm of (S7) Airlines (SBR).
March 2008: Globus (GLP) received its own Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
November 2010: Globus (GLP) provides scheduled flights from Novosobirsk.
Globus (GLP) is the wholly owned charter arm of (S7) Airlines (SBR).
(IATA) Code: GH - 674. (ICAO) Code: GLP - (Callsign - GLOBUS).
Main Base: Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport (OVB).
(S7) Airlines (SBR) announced it officially joined the Oneworld (ONW) alliance, making it the 2nd Russian airline to join an alliance behind Aeroflot (ARO), which became a member of the SkyTeam (STM) alliance in 2006. S7 (SBR) subsidiary Globus (GLP) also joined as an affiliate member.
(SBR) said that joining the (ONW) alliance completes “one of the biggest projects” in its history and “strengthens its competitive and financial position.”
(S7) (SBR) and Globus (GLP) serve 90 destinations and 28 countries, adding 55 destinations in Russia and the (CIS) and 9 countries to the alliance. 7 (ONW) alliance airlines serve Moscow, St Petersburg, and Ekaterinburg in Russia.
(SBR) (CEO) Vladislav Filev said its membership “represents the start of a new and exciting era for (SBR)” noting (SBR) will now move “into the next phase of its development as part of the highest quality grouping of airlines.”
(ONW) alliance Managing Partner John McCulloch said that (SBR) will expand its network “substantially” in a “key region of growing travel demand.” (SBR) operates 28 A320 family airplanes, 1 A310, 2 767s, 4 737-400s and 4 737-800s.
(SBR) and (GLP) carried 5.6 million passengers in 2009. (SBR)’s main hub is Moscow Domodedovo with secondary hubs in Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. (SBR) also serves (ONW) alliance hubs Madrid and Bangkok. Air Berlin (BER) and Kingfisher Airlines (KFH) plan to join the Oneworld (ONW) alliance in the next 18 months.
May 2011: (S7) Airlines (SBR) took delivery of its 1st new 160-seat 737-800. The airplane, leased from Cramington Aviation, will be operated by Globus Airlines (GLP), which flies under the (S7) (SBR) brand. (S7) (SBR) placed an order for 10 737-800s in 2006.
June 2011: (S7) Airlines (SBR), which once planned to operate 15 787s before cancelling its 787 Dreamliner order, is now firmly focused on building a narrow body-centric fleet, according to (CEO) Vladislav Filev. Filev noted that (SBR)'s last A310 will leave its fleet shortly and its only 2 767-300s are under evaluation for retirement. "We believe in [having an exclusively or near-exclusively] narrow body fleet" in the future, he said. (SBR) joined the Oneworld (ONW) Alliance last year.
In addition to the A310 and 2 767-300s, (SBR) operates 19 A319s and 9 A320s. (SBR) placed an order for 10 737-800s in 2006 to be operated by Globus Airlines (GLP), which flies under the (S7) brand. Up to 5 airplanes from that order are expected to be in service this year.
Filev said he believes (SBR) will operate both A320 family airplanes and 737NGs in its future fleet. "We [(S7) (SBR) subsidiary, Sibir Technics] are the biggest maintenance provider [for 737s and A320s] in the (CIS)," he pointed out. "We want to strengthen this position."
Filev said (SBR) is doing relatively well, given the difficult operating environment for commercial aviation in Europe and around the world. "We are in a quite solid position," he commented, adding that most of (SBR)'s growth will be generated within the Russian domestic market which "will become more important in the future."
He denied that (SBR) is interested in buying other Russian airlines. "The next 2 to 3 years, we are only interested in making cash," he said. Market conditions remain difficult, especially considering high fuel prices, necessitating that (SBR) focus its attention on increasing its own productivity, he stated.
(SBR) launched weekly A320 service between Khabarovsk and Beijing.
February 2012: Russian airlines carried 64.1 million passengers in 2011, a +12.6% increase over 2010. International passengers rose +13.2% to 31.4 million; domestic passengers increased +12% to 32.7 million.
Aeroflot (ARO) carried the most passengers, at 14.2 million, up +25.6%. Transaero Airlines (TRX) carried 8.5 million passengers, up +27.2% year-over-year. UTair (TYU) reported 5.8 million passengers carried, up +31.3%. The (S7) (SBR) Group, which includes Sibir (SBR) and Globus (GLP), carried 6.6 million passengers in 2011, up +11.4%. Rossiya Airlines (SDM), which will soon be part of the (ARO) group, carried 3.5 million passengers. The overall share of the market’s five biggest airlines increased from 53.1% to 57.9%.
Despite stable growth and positive passenger numbers in the Russian market, experts say the overall airline economy in Russia deteriorated in 2011. Load factor decreased one point to 77.2% LF. Load factor on international routes fell -0.7 point to 81.1% LF.
The number of Russian carriers decreased from nearly 160 to 126. In 2011, Russian aviation authorities withdrew 37 air operators’ certificates (AOC), including Avianova (ANV) and Sky Express (SEX).
May 2012: Russia’s (S7) Airlines (SBR), which includes Sibir (S7) (SBR) and Globus (GLP), took delivery of a new 737-800 from International Finance Leasing Company (ILFC) (ILF). The Moscow Domodedovo airport (DME)-based airplane, painted in (GLP) livery, features a 162-seat, 2-class cabin layout.
The new 737-800 is the 7th 737-800 in the airlines’ fleet. In June, (SBR) and (GLP) will take delivery of +2 more of the type.
(S7) Airlines group’s fleet comprises 48 aircraft: 20 A319s, 14 A320s, 1 A310, 2 767-300s, 4 737-400, 7 737-800 (ATW) Daily News, June 10, 2011). The average fleet age is 8 years.
The airlines carried 6.6 million passengers in 2011, up 11.4% on the year-ago period.
July 2013: The Russian government has approved a 25.5% stake sale in Sibir Airlines (SBR) to the (S7) Group, which already owns a 71.3% stake in the carrier. (S7) (SBR) won the bid at the end of May, but the deal was subject to approval by the Russian government.
The group offered RUB1.13 billion/$35.6 million for the stake, +1% more than the asking price. According to a government statement, S7’s Globus Airline (GLP) and Transaero Airlines (TRX) were also interested in buying the Sibir stake. “The deal will provide the favorable development for Sibir Airlines (SBR).” Sibir Airlines (SBR) is the 4th largest airline in Russia.
737-86J (CFM56-7B) (37741, VP-BUG), ex-(D-ABKC), (SBR) leased.
February 2015: Russia’s international traffic was down -15.3% in January, while the number of domestic passengers grew +18.2%.
According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, all airlines carried 5.8 million passengers in January, up +0.2% year-over-year. The decrease in international traffic is due to the change of currency exchange rates, which are expected to continue falling during the year.
Russia’s charter carrier, Nordwind (NWD) carried 132,211 passengers, down -48% year-over-year.
UTair (TYU), Russia's 4th biggest airline, carried 395,818 passengers, down -29.3%. (TYU) faced difficulties at the end of the year; its subsidiary UTair Finance entered into technical default on bonds last November.
Transaero (TRX) carried 786,568, down -3.8% year-over-year. S7 Airlines (SBR) is down -2.6% to 538,216 passengers, but Globus Airline (GLP), a 2nd member of the S7 (SBR) Group, carried 178,998 passengers, up +39.7% year-over-year.
Aeroflot (ARO), Russia's biggest airline, carried 1.8 million passengers, up +14.1% over a year ago. A member of the Aeroflot (ARO) Group, Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya (SDM), grew +27.2% to 379,310 passengers.
April 2015: News Item A-1: Russian airlines carried 16.9 million passengers in the 1st quarter, down -2.3% year-over-year, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
International traffic was down -15.6%, while domestic traffic grew +11.4% year-over-year. The decrease in international traffic is due to the change of currency exchange rates. In January - February, international traffic was down -14.5%.
In January - March, Aeroflot (ARO) carried 5.5 million passengers, up +9.8% year-over-year. Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya (SDM), an Aeroflot Group member, carried 1.035 million passengers, up +21.9% from the year-ago quarter.
Transaero (TRX) carried 2.2 million passengers, down -6% year-over-year. (S7) Airlines (SBR)’s passengers carried are also down -6% to 1.56 million. Globus Airline (GLP), a 2nd member of the (S7) Group, carried 481,251 passengers, up +24% year-over-year. Despite the number of passenger decrease of 3 out of 5 of Russia’s biggest carriers, the total market share of the top 5 airlines has increased from 66.1% to 66.9%, which is due to the closure of several small airlines.
Over the past several months, Russian authorities have suspended or canceled the air operator’s certificates (AOCs) of 8 carriers.
Financially troubled UTair (TYU) carried 1.03 million passengers for the 3-month period, down -36.1% year-over-year. To stabilize its financial situation, (TYU) has cut its fleet and network.
Traffic for Russia’s charter carriers is also down for the 3-month period. Nordwind (NWD) carried 311,016 passengers, down -59.6% year-over-year. IFly traffic was down -58.5% to 72,865. However, Royal Flight cargo charter airline increased its traffic 4x- year-over-year to 87,196.
January 2016: News Item A-1: "Russia’s International Traffic dropped -28.4% in November" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes.
International traffic for Russian airlines was down -28.4% in November year-over-year (YOY) to 2.2 million passengers, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
The total number of passengers carried in November reached 5.7 million, down -11.8% (YOY). The sharp drop is attributed to the closure of Egyptian destinations, following the Metrojet (KLV) Airbus A321 crash on October 31, and charters to Turkey due to increased tensions between the 2 countries after the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Syria by Turkey.
In the January - November period, all Russian airlines carried 86.5 million passengers, down -0.4% (YOY). International traffic was down -14.9% to 37.6 million, while domestic routes grew +14.5% to 48.9 million.
Aeroflot (ARO) carried 24 million passengers in the 11-month period, up +10.7%. (S7) (SBR) carried 7.6 million, up +2.6 %. While Globus (GLP), a part of the (S7) Group, carried 2.2 million, up +15.2%. UTair (TYU), that announced its debt portfolio refinancing, carried 5.2 million, down -35.7%. Ural airlines (URL) carried 5.1 million, up +6.3%. (URL) remained 5th place in the ratings, while Rossiya Airline (SDM) stayed at the 6th place with 4.5 million passengers carried, down -6.7% (YOY).
October 2016: News Item A-1: S7 Airlines (SBR) has reported it carried 967,075 domestic passengers in September, up +30% year-over-year (YOY). Sibir (SBR) and Globus (GLP) Airlines, which fly under the "S7" brand, carried 1.3 million passengers in September, up +27% (YOY).
In September, (S7) Airlines (SBR) reportedly carried 379,664 international passengers, up +21.2%. Since the beginning of the year, (S7), which is based at Moscow Domodedovo and Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airports, has carried >10 million passengers.
(S7) Group Commercial Director Igor Veretennikov said that in September the number of international passengers grew despite the end of the main holiday season. He added the total number of passengers in 1st 9 months increased nearly one-third compared to the year-ago period.
(S7) is the 2nd biggest carrier in Russia after Aeroflot (ARO).
March 2017: Russian airlines carried 12.7 million passengers in January - February, up +19.3% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew +30% (YOY) to 4.9 million; domestic traffic was up 13.7% to 7.9 million. Cargo and post traffic grew +21.4% (YOY) to 150,500 tonnes.
Sibir Airlines (SBR), which works under the (S7) airlines brand, carried 1.3 million passengers, up +1% (YOY). Globus (GLP), which also works under the (S7) Airlines brand, carried 618,261 passengers, up +71% (YOY).
May 2017: News Item A-1: The (S7) Airlines Group, which includes Sibir (SBR) and Globus (GLP) carriers, is based at Moscow Domodedovo and Novosibirsk airports, but has also expanded to other country airports.
From January to April 2017, Sibir (SBR) carried 2.7 million passengers, up +1.2% year-over-year (YOY), Globus (GLB) carried 1.3 million passengers, up +67.7% (YOY). The group has a well-developed domestic network, but has also increased the number of international destinations.
At the end of April this year, (S7) started 3x-weekly Moscow - Urumqi A320 service; on May 9, (S7) started its 1st international service from St Petersburg, launching 3x-weekly A319 flights to Berlin Tegel.
June 2017: Russian airlines carried +46.9% more international passengers year-over-year (YOY) in May, reaching 3.7 million passengers for the month.
Domestic traffic increased +14.6% (YOY) to 5 million passengers in May. For the January - May period, Russian airlines carried 35.8 million passengers, up +22.1% (YOY). International traffic increased +36% (YOY) to 14 million passengers, while domestic traffic grew +14.6% to 21.8 million passengers. Load factor increased 3 percentage points from 76.6% in the 1st 5 months of 2016 to 79.6% for January - May 2017.
Individual airlines reported the following January - May passenger figures:
* Aeroflot Airline (ARO) carried 12.3 million, up +13.1% (YOY).
* St Petersburg-based Aeroflot subsidiary, Rossiya Airlines (SDM) carried 3.69 million, up +78%.
* Sibir Airlines (SBR), also known as (S7), carried 3.5 million, up +3.3% YOY. Globus (GLP), which operates under the (S7) Airlines brand, carried 1.7 million, up +51.8% (YOY).
* UTair Aviation (TYU) carried 2.6 million, up +22.4%.
* Ural Airlines (URL) carried 2.5 million, up +29%.
1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2210-25168, /92 VP-BTA), JETS LSD 2008-04. 162Y.
1 737-4YO (CFM56-3C1) (2361-26071, /92 VP-BAN), EX-(N314PW), AIRPLANE LSD 2008-09. 168Y.
1 737-42C (CFM56-3C1) (1871-24231, /90 VP-BTH), EX-(N60669), (GEF) LSD 2008-04. 69C, 59Y.
1 737-46J (CFM56-3C1) (2465-27171, /93 VP-BQG), EX-(EI-DGL), VGS ACRFT LSG LSD 2008-12. 162Y.
1 +4 ORDERS 737-86J (CFM56-7B) (37741, VP-BUG, 2013-07), EX-(D-AKBC), EX-(SBR),(ILF) LSD 2012-05, FOR GLOBUS (GLP) OPERATIONS.
4 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (847-28239, /01 VP-BQD; 984-28243, /01 VP-BQF; 1035-30640, /01 VP-BNG; 1054-28245, /01 VP-BND), (ILF) LSD 2008-09. WITH WINGLETS. 175Y.
1 737-800 (CFM56-7B), CRAMINGTON AVIATION LSD, (SBR) WET-LSD 2011-05. 160Y.
VLADISLAV FILEV, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (SBR) & (GLP).