oneworld and Moscow Domodedovo Airport plan to open a branded lounge for member airline customers

19 December 2019

oneworld® and Moscow Domodedovo airport have agreed to build a branded lounge for customers of the alliance’s member airlines. The lounge at Moscow Domodedovo, which is the home of oneworld member S7 Airlines, will be the first oneworld-branded lounge in the world.

The new lounge aims to deliver a superior customer experience for premium customers and frequent flyers of oneworld member airlines travelling from the airport. oneworld and Moscow Domodedovo airport will announce the opening date and further details in 2020.

“We are excited to launch the first oneworld branded lounge at Moscow Domodedovo in this momentous year, as we celebrate the alliance’s 20th anniversary with an invigorated mission to deliver the highest levels of service and most seamless travel experience to our customers,” said oneworld CEO Rob Gurney. “Moscow Domodedovo is the home of our member S7 Airlines, and we are thrilled that the first oneworld branded lounge will be located at its hub.”

Igor Borisov, the Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, said: “Thanks to the joint project of the airport and oneworld, our passengers will receive exclusive world-class service. We are confident that this will have a positive impact on strengthening the alliance's brand in the Russian market, and Domodedovo will become even more attractive for frequent flyers of the oneworld alliance.”

Domodedovo serves as a major hub for the oneworld alliance in Russia. oneworld member S7 Airlines operates more than 140 daily flights from the airport.

“With Domodedovo Airport being our core hub we will be really glad to welcome passengers of our partner airlines in Moscow. We always strive to provide travellers with excellent service at any stage of their journey. I am sure that opening of the new Domodedovo terminal and the oneworld branded business lounge will enable us to further enhance airport passenger experience,” said Anton Eremin, CEO of S7 Group.

Including the S7 Airlines operations, Moscow Domodedovo airport handles over 150 daily flights by oneworld member airlines, including British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian. In the first 11 months of 2019, Moscow Domodedovo and oneworld airlines served more than 12.6 million passengers, an increase of 5% over the same period in 2018.

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About oneworld

oneworld brings together 13 world-class airlines - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 of their affiliates.  Royal Air Maroc is on track to join during 2020.  Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner.  Collectively, these airlines:

·    Serve 1,100 airports in 180 territories, with 14,000 daily departures.

·    Carry almost 550 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of 3,500 aircraft.

·    Generate US$ 135 billion annual total revenues.

oneworld member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to more than 650 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances.  The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.

About Moscow Domodedovo airport

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is one of the largest air hubs in Russia. In 2018, the airport served 29.4 million passengers. Members of the world's leading airline alliances including oneworld have chosen Moscow Domodedovo Airport for their flights to and from Moscow. Moscow Domodedovo Airport is the only airport in Russia handling flights operated by the Airbus A380 on an ongoing basis.

About S7 Airlines

S7 Airlines is a member of the global aviation alliance oneworld®, the largest private airline in Russia. All airline flights are operated on modern aircraft produced by the world leading manufacturers: Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. S7 Airlines has a wide network of domestic flights, built on the basis of air hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). The carrier operates regular flights to the CIS countries, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2018 S7 Airlines carried more than 15.9 million passengers on its flights.