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S7 Airlines announces European expansion

Russia's fastest growing carrier S7 Airlines has announced that it will share some European routes

Russia’s fastest growing carrier S7 Airlines has announced that it will share some European routes with Air Berlin and NIKI in a major expansion of its European network.

The cheap flights carrier will be allowed to operate flights between Moscow and a number of German and Austrian cities, including Munich and Vienna, through a code-sharing agreement between its partners.

Commenting on the new routes, Vladislav Filev, General Director S7 Airlines, said: "Code-share cooperation with large international airlines yields a lot of opportunities for S7 Airlines in Europe.

"We have the most extensive domestic flights network in Russia and we are also ready to cooperate efficiently in western Europe."

Mr Filev added that S7 passengers would be afforded a greater choice of routes to and from Russia, with his airline set to grow further.

S7 recently overtook Aeroflot as Russia’s largest domestic airline. Based in Moscow, S7 was re-branded from Siberian Airways in March 2006.

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