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S7 Airlines to Start Flights to Khibiny Ski Resorts

On March 4, 2020, S7 Airlines will launch new scheduled services from Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport to the Russian cities of Kirovsk and Apatity (Khibiny Airport). The carrier will continue to operate the route in the IATA Summer Season 2020.

S7 Airlines services from St. Petersburg to Khibiny Airport will be provided five times a week. The flights will depart from Pulkovo Airport at 17.30 and arrive at Khibiny Airport at 19.20. The return flight will depart at 20.05 and arrive in St. Petersburg at 21:55. S7 Airlines will operate the route on Embraer 170 aircraft with a capacity of 78 passengers in a comfortable economy class salon.

Khibiny is the largest mountain range of the Kola peninsula located in one of the Russian northern regions, Murmansk region. The peaks, steep slopes, and deep gorges of the range attract tourists all year round. Khibiny offers ski trails for all experience levels as well as hiking trails, picnic places and lakes.

Tickets for S7 Airlines flights to Khibiny can be booked on the website of Pulkovo Airport in the Trip Planner section, as well as on www.s7.ru/en.

In January 2020, S7 Airlines served 103.8 thousand passengers at Pulkovo, which is 12.5% more than in January 2019. In 2019, the carrier became one of the top five airlines for passenger traffic at Pulkovo Airport. In 2019, S7 Airlines served 1.6 million passengers in St. Petersburg, an increase of 10.2% year-on-year. S7 Airlines won the LED Together 2019 Prize awarded by Pulkovo Airport for Best Developing New Destination, the Russian city of Irkutsk.

The route network of S7 Airlines at Pulkovo in the IATA Winter Season 2020 include 12 destinations: Alicante (Spain), Verona (Italy), Salzburg, Innsbruck (Austria), Irkutsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Penza, Ulyanovsk, Yaroslavl.

S7 Airlines is a member of oneworld airline alliance. The carrier is one of the world’s TOP-100 best airlines and ranks third in Eastern Europe according to Skytrax. In 2019, S7 Airlines was recognized as the best Russian airline, according to the National Geographic Traveler Awards.

Iuliia Tore