Citrus is a proposed low cost Russian airline by S7 Group. The LCC's network will focus on direct interregional domestic routes, mainly in central Russia, bypassing Moscow hubs. Citrus will operate a fleet of A320neo aircraft and a preliminary agreement has been signed for the first four aircraft. Citrus plans to launch ticket sales in spring 2022 and commence services in Jul-2022. In Mar-2022, Citrus postponed plans to launch services from Omsk in Jul-2022, due to restrictions on A320neo deliveries.
In Dec-2021, S7 Group announced its new LCC Citrus will have bases at Kazan Airport and Omsk Tsentralny Airport.
Globus received an Air Operator's Certificate on 07-Feb-2022. S7 Airlines is expected to establish LCC subsidiary Citrus on the basis of the Globus AOC.
S7 Group shelved its Citrus LCC projectin Jun-2022. S7 stated: "Deliveries of aircraft necessary for the launch of the LCC will not take place in 2022, therefore the development a carrier with this business model is unfortunately not possible at the moment", adding "A decision on the future fate of the project will be made by the end of 2022".
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