The Northern Capital Gateway LLC, which manages Pulkovo Airport, announced its operation results of 2021. Pulkovo Airport passenger traffic reached 18.1 million passengers from 1 January to 31 December 2021, which is 8% less than 2019 year. Pulkovo handled 15.5 million passengers on domestic flights, marking an 28% increase compared to 2019. Top domestic destinations were Moscow, Sochi, Kaliningrad, Simferopol, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Arkhangelsk, Kazan and Murmansk. 2.5 million passengers were served on international flights, with reduction 66% versus 2019. Top international destinations were Antalya, Istanbul, Larnaca, Tashkent, Erevan, Frankfurt am Main, Minsk, Helsinki, Osh and Urgench.
The leading Russian carriers were Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda Airlines, Smartavia, Aeroflot and S7 Airlines, generating collectively 13.1 million passengers. Amongst the international carriers with the largest volume of passenger traffic were Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair and Belavia. These airlines carried 395 thousand passengers via Pulkovo.