Pobeda Airlines, the Russian low-cost carrier, is to launch a new direct service to Saint Petersburg from London Stansted.
Commencing on 12 October this year, the new service will connect Russia’s second largest city with London’s fastest growing airport four-times a week using one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.
One-way fares start from as little as £35.
The airline, founded in 2014, currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft with a further two Boeing 737-800 on order, and served nearly five million passengers in 2017 across 85 destinations in Europe, Russia and beyond.
Saint Petersburg, one of the host venues at this summer’s world cup, is a port city on the Baltic Sea and considered to be the cultural capital of Russia. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is also home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world as well as many foreeign consulates, international corporations and businesses.