The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved a list of 30 countries.
On January 1, 2020, Pulkovo Airport introduced the 7th-freedom traffic rights for foreign airlines to fly to the Russian city of St. Petersburg. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved a list of 30 countries.
“We are grateful for the tremendous support from the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, the Government of St. Petersburg and the VTB Group. Pulkovo Airport is the first airport in Russia that received the seventh-freedom rights regime for foreign airlines. Together with recently introduced e-visas and flexible tariff management for handling in St. Petersburg flights abroad and to Moscow, this measure will contribute to Pulkovo Airport’s development strategy as an international aviation hub. Now, having unique market conditions, new foreign airlines will be able to develop actively in St. Petersburg, and Russian carriers will have the opportunity to expand their regional route networks and increase the frequency of flights to the existing destinations from Pulkovo. I am confident that these measures will be increase the transit and foreign traffic to St. Petersburg, enhance the transport accessibility of the city and provide Pulkovo passengers with a wide range of direct flights to points in Russia and foreign countries,” said Leonid Sergeev, Chief Executive Officer of Pulkovo Airport operator Northern Capital Gateway LLC.
“The development of tourism in St. Petersburg will ensure the export of tourism services to the international market, create new jobs and additional tax revenues to the budgets of all levels. The introduction of attractive conditions for carriers on the St. Petersburg aviation market is the logical continuation of the development of the country's tourism industry.”
The list of approved countries for the seventh-freedom traffic rights regime for Pulkovo Airport is divided into two subgroups:
- Countries, for which the seventh-freedom traffic rights regime for Pulkovo Airport can be introduced without restrictions:
- Countries, for which the seventh-freedom traffic rights regime for Pulkovo Airport can be introduced with restrictions for points of departure or arrival:
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