Pulkovo Airport is the fourth airport in Russia in terms of passenger traffic.
Five airlines confirmed flights to Antalya and Istanbul both on charter and regular basis. Turkey is finally reopened for travelers from Pulkovo after nearly two months of restrictions.
Azur Air has launched daily charter flights to Antalya from June 22. Nordwind Airlines and tour operator Biblio-Globus together with Rossiya Airlines scheduled several flights to Antalya. Royal Flight will join a charter program from Pulkovo to Antalya on June 23. Tickets for charter flights to Antalya from St. Petersburg can be purchased as part of tour packages.
Turkish Airlines has launched regular flights to Istanbul with a frequency of twice a day. The airline also plans to operate flights from St. Petersburg to Antalya from July 1. Rossiya Airlines will also serve regular flights to Antalya twice a day and Nordwind Airlines will open flights to Istanbul after July 1.
Recall that flights to and from Turkey have been restricted since April 15 due to a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. Turkish destinations comprised the majority of international traffic in Jan-May 21 for Pulkovo Airport: a total of 136 thousand passengers were served during the first five months in 2021 compared to 47 thousand passengers in 2020.
Pulkovo Airport is the fourth airport in Russia in terms of passenger traffic. Pulkovo became the winner of the Russian Air Gateway 2020 National Awards as the Best Airport – Meeting Challenges 2020 – Innovative Project. Airports Council International (ACI) named St. Petersburg Airport ‘The Best Airport in Europe with the annual traffic of 15-25 million passengers in 2020’. Since 2010, Northern Capital Gateway LLC has been the main operator of Pulkovo, implementing the airport reconstruction and development project under a public-private partnership agreement with the city of St. Petersburg.
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