S7 Airlines flew 4.9 million passengers in 2006, a 16.4% increase over the prior year. Traffic rose 14.2% to 12.5 billion RPKs, of which 60% was domestic and 40% international. The carrier added six A319s, four A310s, two 737-400s and two 737-500s last year, bringing its foreign-built fleet to 25. It also operates 27 Tu-154Ms and nine Il-86s. It became the second Russian airline to pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit. Last week it announced the issue of 2.3 million bonds worth RUB1,000 ...

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